Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy Presents
“Too Young to be Old: Love, Learn, Work and Play as You Age”
With Retirement Expert Nancy K. Schlossberg, EdD
Wednesday, April 5, at Temple Beth Sholom
Best-selling author Nancy Schlossberg addresses one of the most important questions facing the baby boomer generation, “How do I age well?”
(Sarasota-Manatee) Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy (RCLLA) presents “Too Young to be Old: Love, Learn, Work and Play as You Age,” with retirement expert and bestselling author, Nancy K. Schlossberg, EdD, Wednesday, April 5, 3-4:30 p.m., at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Cost is $10 general admission; $9 for RCLLA members. Registration is recommended and can be done online at www.rclla.org or by calling 941-309-5111. Tickets are transferrable, but are not refundable after purchase. For additional information on Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy, visit www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111.
Best-selling author Nancy Schlossberg addresses one of the most important questions facing the baby boomer generation, “How do I age well?” In her most recent book, “Too Young To Be Old—Love, Learn, Work, and Play as You Age,” Schlossberg uses personal stories of widowhood and romance along with her professional experience to look at aging through the lens of positive psychology. During her presentation, audience members will learn the principles of aging well that include:
- Resolving the love-hate relationship with aging
- Addressing and dealing with ageism
- Embracing change
- Diversifying coping skills
- Creating a retirement fantasy
- Coping with health challenges
- Understanding family transitions
- Handling intimacy and romance
How does Schlossberg describe “positive aging?”
“In a nutshell, it’s about attitude,” she says. “You can’t always change the events in your life but you can control how you deal with them. If you think of mid-life as a transition, rather than as a crisis, you begin to see ways to cope with change.”
A professor emerita at the University of Maryland, Nancy Schlossberg previously served on the faculties of Wayne State University, Howard University, and Pratt Institute and was the first woman executive at the American Council of Education where she established the Office of Women in Higher Education. Two of her many books include “Overwhelmed: “Coping with Life’s Ups and Downs,” and “Revitalizing Retirement: Reshaping Your Identity, Relationships and Purpose.” Schlossberg’s most recent book will be available for purchase, and she will sign books after the presentation.
Janna Overstreet, executive director of RCLLA, says, “Millions of baby boomers are returning to education for personal interests or career retraining. The past decade has brought a real shift in what people are choosing to do with their time after they retire. Nancy is an expert in the areas of adult transitions, retirement, career development, adults as learners, and intergenerational relationships. We’re delighted she will share her wisdom and insights with us.”
About Ringling Lifelong Learning Academy
Ringling Lifelong Learning Academy offers educational opportunities for adults to pursue new interests, expand intellectual horizons and enrich their lives. Courses cover a wide range of stimulating topics and are taught by scholars, retired faculty members and professional practitioners. Courses are taught in an engaging, collaborative manner where learning results in the development of civic awareness, ongoing learning communities of peers and intellectual and cultural connections to our communities. As a private, not-for-profit, LLA has served the Sarasota- Manatee region for the past 18 years growing lifelong learning program offerings in number and variety as the demand for services has grown. The Academy is funded by donations and registration fees and led by an executive director and volunteer advisory board. Visit www.rclla.org.
About Ringling College of Art and Design
For nearly 85 years, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in eleven disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers.