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Wise Aging

HOW OLD WOULD YOU BE IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW HOW OLD YOU WAS?”
Leroy “Satchel” Paige
 
Remember “Satchel” Paige? He was a great African-American pitcher who didn't get the opportunity to pitch in the Major Leagues until 1948, when he was 46 years old---and he actually pitched in the Majors until he was 63! Well, not all of us can be as lucky as “Satchel” Paige, but the question he asked is one that we all should ponder from time to time. After all, the number of years on the calendar doesn't necessarily reflect how “old” we feel or what our capabilities or interests may be.
 
At Kol HaLev, we’re planning to provide you with an opportunity to share experiences and ideas about aging well and wisely. So if you’d like to explore the whys and wherefores of getting older, come join us for a series of four small group sessions on “Wise Aging.” These sessions will be conducted by our three trained facilitators: Jacke Schroeder, Jan Starr, and Cantor George Henschel. The sessions will take place on the following Sunday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Kol HaLev room: October 14, October 28, November 11, and December 9. These sessions will address issues and concerns that we all share: basically, how to make the most of our “mature years” and get away from the negative stereotypes of the aging process.
 
All participants are asked to purchase a copy of “Wise Aging—Living with Joy, Resilience, & Spirit,” by Rabbi Rachel Cowan & Dr. Linda Thal. (The book is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or wherever else good books are sold, and it is available as a paperback or e-book.) The book is an excellent resource, and we will be drawing heavily from it during our sessions.
 
In addition to purchasing the text, each participant will be asked to register and pay a fee of $18 (payable to Kol HaLev), and to commit to attending all four sessions if at all possible. To register click HERE.
 
The first group of participants will be limited to 10 people, but we will consider setting up additional groups in the future if there is enough interest. If you’d like to be in our first group of “Wise Aging” participants, please click on the icon below to sign up and pay your fees. And if you have any questions about the program, please contact Cantor George - 202-361-2103. To register click HERE.
Sat, October 20 2018 11 Cheshvan 5779