For "The Upside of Aging"
If you missed it last year, this is your chance to correct that mistake!
If you came last year, then you know what a great presentation this is, so come again this year!
It's our Third Annual Upside of Aging Event, Tuesday, October 30 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Palos Verdes Golf Club, 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates.
This year's featured guest is Dr. Fernando M. Torres-Gil, a leading spokesperson on demographics, aging and public policy. He is a professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy at UCLA , director of the university's Center for Policy Research on Aging, and Adjunct Professor of Gerontology at USC.
President Jimmy Carter named him to the Federal Council on Aging and then he was apppointed special assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. Later he was appointed first-ever U.S. Assistant Secretary on Aging in the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. He is author of six books and more than 100 publications.
Appearing with Dr. Torres-Gil is our own Board Member Helen Dennis, a nationally recognized leader on issues of aging and retirement. She was named one of Next Avenue's 2016 major influencers in Aging and is among the Top 50 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts to continue to push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older.
In addition to our speakers, vendors will be there to provide information about services that are available locally.
Admission is free but RSVP is required. Please call 310-265-0644 to say you will come, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Sponsors For The Upside of Aging
We are grateful for the support of these local businesses.
In Other Village Activities
Members Cheer Their Alma Maters At Tailgate Party
Beer, wine and memories flowed at the September 21 Tailgate party at Harriet and Ken Servis' home as members gathered to talk about their various University teams. Tables were decorated with various team colors and there even were a few pompoms around. The brats and kraut and cheeses were favorites as well as yummy desserts.
August Salon-Goers Tell How Language Shaped Their Lives
When villagers gathered August 17th at the home of Kathy and Bob Swank, the topic was supposed to be "How has language shaped who you are and who we are as a country."
But it turned out that participants had wonderful stories to tell about where they were born, the language that was spoken in their homes during childhood, the language their children spoke, how their native language affected their lives as they were growing up and how it has shaped who they are.
One of the members observed that it was delightful to learn about their truly varied heritage and to observe how "we have come to love and respect who we are and what we are about."
Participants had so much to say that they decided to postpone the discussion about how language has shaped who we are as a country until the next meeting in September.