Events - Event View
This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event.
If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.
Lecture: This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life
Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Ithaca, NY 14850
Learning for a Lifetime
This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life
A talk and conversation about why the more you know about old age, the better it looks. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite debunks aging stereotypes in spades in a witty thought provoking presentation.
Ashton claims, "People are happiest at the beginnings and the ends of their lives. The vast majority of Americans over 65 live independently. The older people get, the less afraid they are of dying. Aging is a natural, lifelong, powerful process. So how come so many of us unthinkingly assume that depression, diapers, and dementia lie ahead? That the 20th century’s astonishing leap in life expectancy is a disaster-in-the making?"
Put on by the Gerontology Institute at Ithaca College, this is sure to spark our thinking.
We will meet in the lobby by 6:45PM so we may go in together.
If you need a ride, please let the office know: 607 319 0162. We will try to find another member to share a ride with you.