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Highlighting Sebastopol Senior Center for September/October:

September 11, 2020

Meeting the Challenge of Solo Aging with Dr. Sara Zeff Geber

Wed., Sept. 23, 11 a.m.

If you are single, married without children or have children far away, join us for this presentation to learn what to consider as you start to plan, weigh your options and make decisions to create a fulfilling life in the years ahead, regardless of family support. 

Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, recent recipient of the "2018 Influencers in Aging" designation by PBS' Next Avenue, is an author, certified retirement coach, and professional speaker on retirement and aging. She has developed a niche specialty working with "Solo Agers," people who have no children or are living alone. 

 

Powerful Women of Ancient Egypt

Thurs., Sept. 24, 1 p.m.

History has misrepresented or erased important ancient Egyptian women.

In Dr. Heidi Saleh’s lecture, we will dispel myths surrounding these women, learn their true contributions, and discuss the achievements of significant historical figures such as Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, Cleopatra and Hypatia. 

Dr. Heidi Saleh is an Egyptian-American scholar interested in identity politics and art of the ancient Mediterranean world. 

 

Redefining Aging with Dr. Louise Aronson

Fri., Oct. 9, 2:30 p.m.

If the American experience of old age weren’t proof enough, the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the urgent need for us as individuals and as a society to finally acknowledge elderhood as the third major life stage alongside its predecessors, childhood and adulthood. In this talk, Dr. Aronson, a leading geriatrician, writer, medical humanist, professor of medicine at UCSF and the author of a New York Times bestseller, will discuss the case for elderhood, how the pandemic has impacted older lives, and steps we can take right now to improve old age for everyone.

 

The 2020 Election: chaos, crisis and COVID

Wed., Oct. 14, 11 a.m.

The 2020 General Election is an extraordinary moment in American history. 

Situated in the chaos of dysfunctional government, a global pandemic, and a faltering economy, we find ourselves in a historical crisis. Though election and politics news have dominated the headlines all summer and into the fall, the global pandemic has thrown into question everything from how the candidates’ campaign, how the virtual conventions worked, to even how we’ll vote in Nov. Dr. David McCuan will analyze the role of demographic changes, the influence of money and other issues, as well as how presidential campaign dynamics affect results up and down the ballot.

Dr. David McCuan is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Sonoma State University.  Dr. McCuan provides analysis of campaign dynamics and elections results to international, national, regional and local media outlets.

For the most updated list of classes, visit our website: https://www.sebastopolseniorcenter.org/virtual-classes

Currently we are offering via Zoom: 

•exercise/fitness classes

•support groups

•LGBTQI support groups

•discussion groups

•art history lectures

•health/wellness lectures