What is most important to you as you age? What is your personal potential? How can you make choices to reflect the priorities in your life?
Tela Skinner will offer participants an opportunity to ponder questions designed to help them recognize what holds meaning in their individual lives now, and as they age.
According to Carl Jung, the tasks of late life are very different than those during youth and middle age. During this session we’ll look at how we each define those tasks and how to integrate them into our lives.
As a social science researcher, Tela interviewed hundreds of people in late life. She came to recognize the value of asking questions and digging deeper with each answer. Tela holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies/Gerontology. Her Master’s thesis on Gerotranscendence, a shift in perspective on the aging process, looks at how we, as aging humans, can re-evaluate our place in the world and our natural progression towards maturation and wisdom.
Participants will have a chance to think about different aspects of the aging process (physical, spiritual, social, mental, psychological, practical, creative). They will also take a closer look at what is working in their lives, and what isn’t. Participants will contemplate preferences and values and how they spend their resources (time, energy, money).
The event will be held at Hoffman Center for the Arts; 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR from 3-5 pm on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. There is a $5 fee to attend.
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The Art of Aging/of Dying Series is a program of the Hoffman Center of the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Ave). For more information contact Tela Skinner, at firstname.lastname@example.org