SIG: Successful Aging - monthly group for Young and Old — and In-Between! CHANGE OF MEETING TIME: 6-7:30pm

--What IS ‘successful” aging; how can we help ourselves – and others – get there? Interested in exploring this with other Harvard/Radcliffe alums? Inviting you to join us.

Paul our speaker with 4 spectacular grandchildren (everyone’s grandchildren are spectacular ) wrote a book for them which he will discuss  and provide a copy for each of us.  Paul explains “My book is as much about “legacy” and what is important to me as it the “lessons” to them". On November 7th, Paul will lead us in talking about ideas of his book and what messages each of us might to pass on as our legacy. What advice would you give your grandchildren or those you love to help them lives their lives happily and successfully?

Is it helpful – and interesting – to consider the questions at early ages? Earlier choices affect us: physical and emotional health, finances, relationships –- what we pass to others, including our children.  For those having arrived as Elders how to move from striving to giving back?
-Interesting conversations, helpful learnings, enjoyment, friendships arise as we share our ideas, knowledge, experience.
-Or, since all who survive long generally experience sickness, old age and death, is successful aging an oxymoron?  Why not?

Structure: Meet once a month, more for those who wish, for 1 ½ hours to share our experiences, understandings, usually a question/topic for our meeting, perhaps a speaker, perhaps related reading or podcast or video; occasionally celebrate a birthday of a group member – whether it’s 25 or 50 or 100.  Extended time at the end available for those who wish to explore further.
Breakout groups are used to encourage deeper discussions and connections.
Participate and help shape the discussion and the structure.

Lee Robbins, Ph.D.:Social Systems Sciences, has spent much of his life organizing and nurturing groups and organizations including the Management, Spirituality and Religion Group and its annual participant-led Retreats of the international Academy of Management; the progenitor of the International Ombudsman Association; the San Francisco Gay Intellectual Salon; a multi-college urban studies and intervention program, and he recently supervised a dissertation on Re-Engagement by Elders.

Questions regarding the event, please contact Lee Robbins at

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 (note date change)
Time change: 6:00pm - 7:30pm PT

HCSF Members: Free
Non-members: $10   Not a member? Register here for membership!

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