Aging for beginners

For Life After 50

“Aging for Beginners” is the topic of a free community lecture by Dr. Sharon Wahl on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning.

The lecture is part of a series called “The New Normal: Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll in Retirement,” cosponsored by the UCCS Aging Center, the PPACG Area Agency on Aging, and PILLAR. The series invites attendees to explore the reinvention of life after retirement.

“Aging for Beginners” will explore what to expect of our bodies, minds, emotions and growth as we realize that we are not 18 any more…or even 40. The presentation will review perceptions of becoming older and ideas/models of aging with application to participants’ own post-50 growth.

Dr. Wahl has a doctorate in education theory and practice from Nova University and a master’s of science in cardiovascular and neurological nursing from Oregon Health & Science University. She has spent 55 years as a practicing registered nurse, 25 years as a university nursing educator and is a published writer, editor and tutor.

She has been the president of the board of the California Lung Association and Breathe California, taught gerontology courses at the master’s level at San Jose State University and was a case manager for older adult clients at a home health agency.

There is no registration fee for the lecture, but preregistration is required, as space is limited. Register at PILLAR is located at 1710 Briargate Blvd., Suite 847 (Chapel Hills Mall, second floor; enter the north mall entrance off Jamboree, between Dillard’s and Burlington, and walk straight ahead to PILLAR). For more information, call PILLAR at 633-4991.

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