Professor to speak on how societies view older adults
CAMDEN — Professor Anu Dudley, Ph.D., professor of history at the University of Maine, will reflect on historical and cultural differences in how societies view older adults in “The Elderly vs. The Elders.”
This free educational program for adults age 50-plus is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden. In the event of a winter storm, the event will be held on November 29.
Dudley will show that while some societies revere older adults as “elders,” valued for their wisdom and depth of experience, others tend to diminish and marginalize people of age by relying on monolithic labels such as “the elderly.” The professor’s remarks will encourage attendees to think of themselves not as elderly but as elders, imbued with insight and worthy of respect.
Part of Quarry Hill’s ongoing “Adventures in Living Well” series, the November program requires advance registration. To sign up, please call Quarry Hill at (207) 921-6116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.