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Lives Worth Living: Happiness and Meaning in Later Life (in-person)

$25

with Jean Potuchek Bill Frayer

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

IN PERSON (Hybrid)

This six-week class hybrid class (both on Zoom and in-person) will explore factors which help us find satisfaction and meaning as we age.  We will examine what research reveals about aging and happiness, identify some common barriers to happiness, explore possible resources for finding richness and meaning in later life, look at the role of sorrow and loss, and consider the challenges and opportunities of living alone.  Participants will have opportunities to share their personal ideas and experiences and explore common themes. 

Jean Potuchek holds a PhD in Sociology from Brown University and, before her retirement, spent 25 years as an award-winning teacher of sociology and women’s studies at Gettysburg College.

Bill Frayer has a BA in English from Brown and a MS in Adult Education from USM.  He taught at CMCC for 31 years where he chaired the Humanities Dept.

COVID SAFETY
USM requires all students to show proof of vaccination before their first class. Our goal is to make the in-person classroom as safe as possible for all students, including those who, despite being vaccinated and boosted, are at high risk for serious illness if they contract Covid-19.

Because those who are infected with Covid are usually contagious to others before they realize they are infected, we are asking that all class members test themselves for Covid with an at-home rapid antigen test before coming to class each week. These tests are very good at catching those asymptomatic infections in which a person is shedding enough virus to be contagious to others. Free tests can be ordered online at:

https://accesscovidtests.org/Project ACT 

and can also be obtained in person at local pharmacies under Medicare Part B.

Will run

Lives Worth Living: Happiness and Meaning in Later Life (zoom)

$25

with Jean Potuchek Bill Frayer

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

ZOOM (Hybrid)

This six-week class hybrid class (both on Zoom and in-person) will explore factors which help us find satisfaction and meaning as we age.  We will examine what research reveals about aging and happiness, identify some common barriers to happiness, explore possible resources for finding richness and meaning in later life, look at the role of sorrow and loss, and consider the challenges and opportunities of living alone.  Participants will have opportunities to share their personal ideas and experiences and explore common themes. 

Jean Potuchek holds a PhD in Sociology from Brown University and, before her retirement, spent 25 years as an award-winning teacher of sociology and women’s studies at Gettysburg College.

Bill Frayer has a BA in English from Brown and a MS in Adult Education from USM.  He taught at CMCC for 31 years where he chaired the Humanities Dept.

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