November 13, 2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Natick Senior Center
Unconsciously, we may gravitate toward people who look like, think like, and come from backgrounds similar to our own. We are raised with beliefs and values that influence, consciously and unconsciously, how we view and respond to others and how we make decisions throughout our lives. Our cultural backgrounds shape how we think about aging. We may believe that we should “age gracefully,” by remaining active, independent and as self-sufficient as possible. Or we may believe that aging earns us the right to be less active, more dependent and reliant on family and others. Yet even when cultural backgrounds are similar, no one is ever a single story! This program will consider culture (what is culture exactly?), the role it plays in our lives, and some of the ways COA’s can create more welcoming places for all!
There is a cost of $20 for the training.