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Intergenerational Book Group

"Every generation, until they educate themselves, thinks that their experience is unique." Brent Staples, New York Times Editorial Board Member and racial justice activist.

Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser

Mary Ann Erickson, Associate Professor in Ithaca College’s Gerontology Institute, will be facilitating a book group based on Lewis Richmond’s book, Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser.

Richmond, who has a background both in Buddhism and business, writes in an accessible style and includes a variety of recommended practices for navigating aging.  Undergraduate students from Prof. Erickson’s Journey of Aging class will also be reading and participating.

Meetings are scheduled for Monday mornings on Zoom, 9:00-9:50 am

  • April 5
  • April 12
  • April 19
  • April 26
  • May 3

Prof. Erickson will lead one of the contemplative practices during each session; participants will also get the opportunity to discuss the book in small groups of students and elders.