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    Season Two of ‘Growth and Change in Later Life’ speaker series to resume at Friends Village

    Friends Village is an intentional community for older adults across two beautiful campuses in historic Newtown. With nearly 125 years of serving the senior population, it bases its approach on the practice of positive aging. 

    Today’s research is clear that daily social interactions and a network of supportive relationships are important to maintaining cognitive, physical, and emotional health.  Says CEO, Chiyo Moriuchi, “Studies have shown that our social environment and our engagement with life are key contributors to our well-being.  We want to be sure we offer opportunities for our residents to experience full, wonderful lives.”

    To that end, Friends Village is excited to host Season Two of its Growth and Change in Later Life speaker series. With its popular premier in 2021, this series discusses new experiences in aging; highlighting the changes we may encounter as we grow older and revealing opportunities for continued personal growth.

    The series premiers on Sunday, September 11th at 3:00pm with Dr. Mark Woodford. Dr. Woodford, a Professor in the Department of Counselor Education at The College of New Jersey, will present “Stages of Change.” This session will examine how people change and what works, or doesn’t, to change established patterns and habits.  A second session, scheduled for October 9th at 3:00pm, is entitled, “Personal Histories: Connections, Past, Present and Future.” Ralph Lelii, retired educator at Newtown’s George School, will guide attendees along ways to explore the possibilities that exist within personal histories and frame them to imagine what is possible for the future.

    There is no cost to attend.  Presentations will be hosted at the Styer campus of Friends Village at 331 Lower Dolington Road and online via Zoom. To help support the continued wellness of attendees and Friends Village residents, masking will be required.

    Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your space for this exciting series by calling Courtney Slensky at (215) 968-3346 or by visiting www.friends-village.org/growth-and-change.

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