Mondays, 9:00 – 11:00 am & 1:00 – 3:00 pm, 1/14 & 1/28, Olympia Senior Center
(Lunch Break 11:00 am – 1:00 pm)
We plan together how to manage the time we have yet to live. We increase our awareness of what we now have and what is yet to come. We explore the major sectors of our lives to learn about usual tasks presented to us in each decade of life after age 60 and how tasks differ from prior generations. We plan forward ways to make changes we can, and get the practical things done for ourselves and others we cherish. You develop a clear picture of where you are now, and set a time line as you move into 2019 for taking the next steps. Key topics include: Time alone, time in groups. Choices we make to make for the time we have left. Our possessions our location. Managing money and belongings. Where to live. Essential medical and legal documents. Who to consult. Who needs to know what. Family and Friends: Sustaining relationships we have, developing new ones. As you work on the practical matters in the workshop, you discover what and who you value and assist others in the group in making their own discoveries and plans. To register and pay, call 360.586.6181. General Public/Members: $48/$42
Marty works with elders, their families, and groups to address health care, where to live, ways to work with each other, and ways to find enjoyment and make meaning of life. She leads community workshops to assist elders and their loved ones in working through practical aspects of their lives as changes occur. She is employed at the Senior Center part time, and works on her own responding to requests for her time. She calls the work she does on her own Keys To Aging: Late Life Design. Her Ph.D in gerontological nursing, past work as a nurse and nurse practitioner across health care and home settings, and teaching Older Adult Growth and Development in colleges and community settings inform her current work. More information about her life and can be found on her website at www.keystoaging-latelifedesign.com.