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Positive Aging: New Ways of Getting Older

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Workshop for Old People and Those Who Will Be Old Someday
Saturday, September 10 at 11:00

In this interactive workshop at the Stephentown Memorial Library, psychologist Dr. Ellen Cole will present and discuss research she has been conducting since 1970 on women 65 and older. She will include data on the current senior population explosion, which makes this topic urgent, and she will discuss ageism and the importance of stopping it in its tracks. She will end with what she calls “Hot Tips for Positive Aging,” an ever-expanding list that she expects will grow at this workshop.

*This workshop will be in person with a option to join via Zoom. Please register by clicking here. 

Ellen Cole is Emerita Professor of Psychology at Russell Sage College and lives with her husband in Berlin, NY. She held previous academic positions at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Prescott College in Arizona, and Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. She has conducted workshops on positive aging at statewide and national conferences, senior living communities, and various other gatherings. Participants have included women religious (nuns) in Albany, members of the congregation at Temple Beth Emeth, also in Albany, and women of Mexican descent in Dallas, Texas. When she was 70 years old (she is now 81), she went back to school, decades after earning a master’s degree from Harvard and a doctorate from Union Institute, and received a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Positive Psychology. Her thesis, “70 Candles: Women Thriving in their Eighth Decade,” became a successful book. She has written and edited numerous other publications on related topics and is currently conducting research on joys and challenges for women in their 80’s and 90’s.


September 10
11:00 am - 12:00 pm