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Note: This is an 15 week course for both OLLI and Penn State students. Course dates are August 26, 28, September 4, 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2, and 9. Participants are encouraged to attend most dates. For the dates August 28 and September 4, participants will meet at Webster’s Bookstore Cafe.
Expert humans wanted! Alongside Penn State undergraduate students spend the fall semester discussing current research on happiness, aging, and well-being. Together we will compare perspectives and experiences on what it means to grow as a human being, how to form habits to help us become the person we would like to be, and how to help others do the same. We will spend one day per week in the classroom on campus (listed dates).
In addition, you will join an interest group to do community outings; these dates and times will be set to your group’s convenience. Examples of outings include: visit a museum, have coffee, go for a walk. These small group outings are intended to be casual times of shared experience and conversation with undergraduate students. In other words, time to have fun together. Collaborative projects will be assigned to intergenerational teams.
Recommended texbook: Lighter as we go: Virtues, Character Strengths, & Aging by M. Greenstein & J. Holland (2015), NY: Oxford University Press.