All of us are “elderly.” But what does that mean? People experience these years of their lives differently. Inspired by different readings, the group will explore different aspects of aging, advantages and disadvantages. We will share our experiences and consider different ideas about enhancing the advantages of old age and minimizing the effects of the losses we unavoidably experience.
ZOOM LINK: Available on website to paid and registered members
CLASS LIMIT: 95
INSTRUCTOR: Richard Schmitt, was born in Germany and forced to leave because he was Jewish. He emigrated to the US and earned degrees from Chicago and Yale. He has taught philosophy for 65 years at various colleges including Brown University and Worcester State University. He is 93 years old and has taught WISE classes for more than 20 years.
REQUIRED BOOKS: The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway and Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Please select any edition or format.