Resilience and Aging

There has been a lot of discussion about resilience in the past few years in both the academic community and the popular press. The topic is particularly compelling to those of us interested in successful aging, because, unlike outdated views of aging and retirement that are synonymous with disease, decline and disability, it offers an alternate approach to studying later life development with a focus on growth, experience and vitality.

I don’t deny that aging has its challenges (as does every life stage), however, I think it’s time to level the playing field and explore the benefits and opportunities that lie ahead.

Science is discovering that the secret to health and longevity has more to do with our physical surroundings, personal attitudes, and significant relationships, than our biology.

Yet, our societal views of aging are so deeply rooted in negative stereotypes that one of the greatest challenges to our health and well-being are our own ideas of growing older.

I will challenge these very notions by drawing upon the latest social science research in our upcoming Resilience and Aging free webinar series.

So, if you are prone to seeing the negative side of things, I invite you to start developing your resilience muscles!

Our schedule and zoom links to attend the webinars:

The Architecture Of Goal Pursuit

Monday, April 16 at 7:00 pm:

The Helper’s High

Monday, April 30 at 7:00 pm:

What’s Your Explanatory Style? Are You A Negative Nelly Or Positive Pete?

Monday, May 14 at 7:00 pm:

Physical Fitness & Cognitive Curiosity

Monday, June 4th at 7:00 pm: