Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Quality of Life: Life Review
Tuesdays starting, May 31st 10:30-11:30 a.m. Are you an older adult who believes lifelong learning keeps you young and relevant? There’s a new class for you at Crowell Public Library. JOANNA M. SAPORITO, L.C.S.W., presents Quality of Life - Life Review, an interactive class focusing on improving the quality of life, increasing social outlets, and clarifying life issues. There will be discussion topics related to older adulthood, such as: • Having a positive attitude and outlook • Social connections • Personal independence and appropriate interdependence • Being realistic and resilient This free discussion group will meet weekly on Tuesdays in the Barth Community Room at Crowell Public Library. Get in on the ground floor of a very fulfilling journey. According to the Administration of Aging (http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Aging_Statistics/index.aspx) “…persons 65 years or older -- numbered 39.6 million in 2009…. [representing] 12.9% of the U.S. population, about one in every eight Americans. By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000.” Jump on a bandwagon that is active, interested and living longer with a positive attitude. Grab a cup of coffee and the hour will zip by! An expert in the field for almost twenty years, Joanna M. Saporito, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who recently obtained a Certificate in Aging from Boston University. She’s had extensive training in issues related to work, domestic abuse, loss and grief. She has a private practice in Glendale and has been teaching at Glendale College for 13 years. She also teaches in the Life Long Learning program for older adults. If truth be known, her favorite students are those in Life Long Learning!