Stan's look forward to Fall 2019

As I shared with Natalie, the exciting Fall, 2019 Later Life Learning Lecture topics led me to do some research on a few emerging global societal trends, web sites, book titles, and some media articles that are related to the upcoming lecture series themes. Some Later Life Learning patrons might want to check out and share some of the cited reference materials with your friends for your future leisure reading and community discussions.

 

Humans in all historical eras and cultures have always been imaginative storytellers creatively using different forms of the arts as agents for generating both positive and sometimes divisive social change in our world.

On the lecture theme of "The Arts as Change Makers" some individuals may want to check out the following two websites:

https://nationalpost.com/entertainment/six-emerging-aboriginal-artists-in-canada-who-are-inspiring-

https://www.academica.educ/111229283/The_Role_of_Art_in_Social_Change.

There are also some excellent TED Talks videos on this same subject.

Increasingly, owners and users of different forms of social media platforms including the uses of virtual reality software have taken to cyberspace to mount some very creative, uplifting and sometimes destructive uses of "Art" as agents of potential social change.

You might also want to check out how a place like Chautauqua Institute at (https://chq.org) makes creative uses of different art forms for positive social change across North America.

I sense that the fall lecture series on the theme of " Is Aging a Disease? Untangling the Relationship" is going to be another popular lecture for a few of the following reasons.
The Kingston Senior Centre is holding a fall discussion group entitled The Aging Brain. More information in the Fall, 2019 Seniors Program Guide.

On July 28, 2019, CBC Radio Program The Passionate Eye advertised a documentary entitled "Why You Could Be Aging Faster Than You Should Be."

Some L.L.L. patrons might enjoy checking out the following three authors and read their thoughts on creative positive aging issues.
Gail Sheehy, (Passages); Thomas Moore's, (Ageless Soul); and Rabbi Zalman Schachter- (Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Aging).

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