Positively Aging

Positively Aging is the name chosen by a group of congregants who gather on second Tuesdays at 4:00 pm to discuss the challenges and joys of growing older. Our temptation to deny aging and the media bombardment about what we should do about it are challenging and destructive as we try to manage the natural changes of life. We want to give each other a chance to share our stories, listen to others, and develop stronger links of support at First Parish.

Past topics have included “ageism and decline ideology,” “being who we are – at the age we are,” “doing and getting vs. being and feeling,” “holding on and letting go: change, loss, and grief,” “independence and dependence,” “facing illness and society’s views of illness,” “changes in memory,” “aging as part of the spectrum of life development,” and “aging and spirituality.”

Light refreshments are offered after each discussion.

Programs are announced online and in the Bell Notes and Bellman.  For more information, contact Helen Lane, Kay Taylor, or Phyllis Beck at positivelyAging@uuneedham.org