Complimentary KCLS Pioneers in Aging Online Series, Mondays in May at Noon – Celebrating Older Americans Month

Complimentary KCLS Pioneers in Aging Online Series, Mondays in May at Noon – Celebrating Older Americans Month

Please join the King County Library System for these exciting complimentary author events at Noon on Mondays in May, listed below. Register for each event separately. Spread the word!   

May 2: Gloria Burgess, Pass It On!

As we age, the concept of legacy becomes paramount.  What are we leaving behind?  Be inspired as the Jazz International Founder and CEO teaches lessons her father learned from William Faulkner, as well as from his own life, about living a life of passion so that we can Pass It On!

May 9: Maria Kliavkoff, Healthy Mourning, Happy Loving

Most of us have never been taught what to do with grief or how to mourn our losses. In today’s talk, Maria will shine a light on a topic that has remained buried for too long, providing clarity in the chaos and hope for the grief journey.

May 16: Susan McFadden, Dementia-friendly Communities: Why We Need Them and How We Can Create Them

The fear of dementia looms over aging, but we have the tools to grow beyond that fear!  How do we create communities of joy, care and purpose with and for each other regardless of our cognitive abilities?  Susan will share inclusive strategies that enable people with all types of dementia, as well as their care partners and others to live with meaning and joy.

May 23: Ashton Applewhite, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

Author and activist Ashton Applewhite describes what ageism is and how it impacts older adults. She proposes an alternative to all the hand-wringing: Become more aware of the cultural messages that frame two-thirds of our lives as decline. Cheer up and push back!

 

Questions?

Contact:

Wendy Pender, Older Adults Program Coordinator

King County Library System,  wgpender@kcls.org

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May 11, 2022