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Dr. Ruth Dempsey CREATING NEW MAPS FOR MIDLIFE

Course Description
As people live longer and healthier lives, the generation now in midlife is shattering the old stereotypes of aging. Early retirement is becoming an opportunity for learning and change, contributing to the vitality of communities and pioneering new life maps for the middle and late years. An important challenge of midlife planning is discovering a new dream for life's second half. Creating New Maps for Midlife will help you clarify your goals, polish your strengths, and apply your time and energy to their best advantage. Course topics will investigate changing perspectives at midlife on health, relationships, work, spirituality and include and exploration of midlife heroes. The process will include input sessions on current research, small group dialogue and individual exercises. Biography Ruth Dempsey is a professor at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Education. She is also an educational consultant, counselor and workshop leader. Ruth has a longtime research interest in learning and its relationship to health and aging.

Timetable
Participants will arrive on Sunday 1 July. The workshop will begin on Monday 2 July and ends on Saturday 7 July.

The course fee of $1,500 US covers accommodation from Sunday 1 July through Saturday 7 July.

Meals are covered starting with dinner on Sunday 1 July through lunch on Sunday 8 July.

Sunday 1 July: Participants arrive and are assigned rooms. There will be a preliminary discussion with the workshop facilitator followed by dinner. There will be two daily workshop sessions 9.30 -12.30 and 4.00 - 7.00

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