Monday, August 19, 2019

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Offers Wise Aging Program for People in their 60s and 70s


WHEN: 6 Mondays, September 16 & 23, October 7 & 28, Nov 4 and 11, 10 am – 12 noon
Kaplen JCC, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
FEE: Free Introductory Meeting, September 9, 11 am-12 pm. $170 for JCC members; $210 public. Class fee does not include the Wise Aging book. To register, call Esther at 201-408-1456.

This inspiring six-session program for people in their 60s and 70s focuses on ways to make the most of our time so we can live these later years with joy, potential, growth and the chance to form new friendships.

The course will be facilitated by Mona Fishbane (Ph.D., clinical psychologist, couples therapist, and author) and Toby Glick (MS, school psychologist and psychotherapist with extensive experience in leading groups) who will explain Wise Aging program in detail.

Based on the book Wise Aging written by Rachel Cowan and Linda Thal, this program is designed to help people find new joy in life, make the most of their time, and grow in wisdom, resilience and spirit. Participants use the techniques of reflective discussions, Jewish text study, poetry, journaling, and mindfulness practice to gain social, emotional and spiritual insights to help them achieve a fulfilling and active older age—one that recognizes both the challenges and opportunities of growing older.

Topics include: relationships with adult children and spouses, cultivating well-being, developing nourishing friendships, forgiveness and reconciliation, living with loss, and creating a legacy.