“Forever Young” Boomers Take Classes in Aging
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From The Washington Post: This article discusses the many classes that have popped up for aging boomers as tools to explore emerging options for life in the senior years. Consultants, single classes, courses and seminars cover topics from physical fitness to housing. (editor’s note).
Aging doesn’t always come naturally. Classes are teaching boomers how.
…boomers tend to see themselves as forever young and have sometimes been reluctant to embrace the last stage of life with the same gusto as their youthful activism, said Lylie Fisher, director of community development at Iona.
So Iona, which receives part of its funding from the District’s Office on Aging, launched Take Charge/Age Well Academy in September 2013. Its core class is “Take Charge of Your Aging 101.” There are now seven courses, ranging in cost from about $115 to $145, that focus on themes such as eating well, physical fitness and age-proofing the home. The faculty includes regular instructors and guests…