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TED Talk Discussion Seminar


with Bill Frayer

Calendar Feb 7, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

We will watch 6 new TED talks (not new to TED, but new to previous iterations of this class) and have a robust discussion about each.  I will show the TED talk in the class session, but will announce the talks in advance, so you may watch them on your own first, if you like.  Be prepared to opine and disagree, if you wish.

Bill is a long-time Senior College instructor. He has a degree in English from Brown and in Adult Ed. from USM. He taught at CMCC for 35 years.  He likes to encourage active participation in his classes.

Full Course

Foreign Film Fest (ZOOM)


with Hierstein Beardsley

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks


LASC will partner with APL to present uplifting films from across the continents. Expect cinematic excellence, breathtaking scenery, and insights into human nature across cultures, so different yet so universal.

Zoomers will need to sign up for the library's free movie feature "Kanopy". We will be in touch to help you. We will send you the zoom link to join the discussion which follows each film.

Mary Jane and Judy have always liked to travel, but when you can't get there in person, visiting through film is the next best thing!

Full Course

Embracing Age-Positive: Changing the Conversation about Aging in Maine


with Don Harden

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks


Class meets every other week: 
March; 7, 21, April 4, 18, May 2, 16; 10-11:30

What we think, feel, and believe about getting older matters!  If we live with positive beliefs about our own aging, research has found that we're likely to live 7.5 years longer than those who believe aging is about disease and decline. Age-positive beliefs also lead to better brain health, and less chronic disease and anxiety.  

So, why are so many of us worried about aging and being old? The answer is ageism, and it’s so engrained in us that many Americans don’t even believe it’s real!  

The Embracing Age-Positive course will talk about ageism and its impacts and explore the effects of age-positivity. Course participants will engage in self-reflection and conversation about their own aging, and develop curiosity and courage to see, name and disrupt ageism. 

Don is a founder of the Maine Council on Aging and coordinates the Power in Aging Project, MCOA’s new anti-ageism movement to build a more age-positive culture in Maine through conversation and action.  He has been affiliated with Catholic Charities Maine for over 43 years most recently as Director of Aging Services and represents the voice of older workers at the State Workforce Board. He serves as care partner with his mother who lives independently and celebrated her 100th birthday this past May.

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