The Financial Abuse of elders is an entrenched problem in our culture, especially for those with cognitive or emotional impairment. Most recently a number of telephone scams that target elders have been circulating, as callers create fear by pretending to be from the IRS. Click here to read a report from Consumer Reports.
Please click here http://www.uhfnyc.org/publications/881033 for a recent study by the United Hospital Fund on Urgent Care Centers and Retail Clinics.
Happy Surprises in Life’s Later Chapters With Stephen Chinlund
This seven-week course offers an opportunity for people of all ages to consider the fulfillments of the “extra chapter of life” which comes to people over 60. It has become a time of unexpected satisfactions for many who thought their lives were almost over.
During the seven sessions, participants will consider how we think about our bodies, money, sex, death, spirituality, power and interests in art of all kinds, perhaps postponed from long ago.
Stephen Chinlund has presented this course at the New York Open Center and at the Interchurch Center. Now he brings it to MRHS! Introductory meeting on September 22: Redefining the Meaning of Old. Don’t miss this opportunity!
A nominal fee of $25 will be charged for the seven sessions. Advance registration is required by Friday, September 18.
Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, starting on September 22.
Older adults are staying in the workforce in greater numbers and into an older age. Staying employed as long as possible is the best preparation financially for retirement. Benefits increase the more years you work, while the number of retirement years to be funded is decreased. Staying in the workforce also is a benefit to the Social Security System, as older adults remain contributors while they continue working.
Click here https://www.ncoa.org/economic-security/matureworkers/
for information about employment possibilities as we age from the National Council on Aging.
John Seaman’s Liberty Salons
Two afternoons from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM:
Tuesday, September 15, Penelope Karageorge, writer, filmmaker, poet and journalist, returns. Penelope will lead a poetry workshop including instruction in how to do haiku, a 17-syllable Japanese poetry form; participants will be able to create their own work in English.
Dr. Tom Mallios, a Greek-American clinical psychologist will speak. He is a founder of GABSI, the Greek-American Behavioral Sciences Institute. He has a private practice in New York. He will speak on the ancient Greek philosophical and medical contributions to modern psychology. The date is Thursday, September 24.
Both programs include light refreshments.
Tell Congress to “Raise the Caps” to invest in aging services
NCOA is part of a new “Raise the Caps” campaign to urge Congress to end the threat of sequester and allow investments in important programs for Americans’ safety and security. Starting Sept. 10, tell Congress, the press, and your social media followers what cuts in programs for seniors will mean.
Join the effort | Learn about pending cuts | Email Congress now
MRHS Film Committee Presents: First Wednesday Films
Next screening on September 2 at 7:30 PM
Featuring: No (2012) 1 hr., 58 min.
An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. This engaging drama was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. In Spanish with English subtitles. Rated R
For a full description of the film with photos and a trailer, please go to: https://mrhsmovies.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/no-drama-film-on-pinochet-ouster/
Excerpts from film reviews of “No”:
* A bitingly funny, fascinating and moving portrait of Pinochet's fall that's smartly shot and superbly performed.
* Grabs you hard, and keeps you riveted.
* Leaves one with bittersweet feelings about democracy, love and the cost of compromise.
* A terrific and thrilling drama about the power of hope, of optimism, and of bravery in the face of intimidation, and very real and extreme physical danger.
* Evocative and suspenseful, the film is a fascinating glimpse into recent history and the democratic process.
* A brilliant and highly entertaining film that's part political thriller, part media satire.
* Explores the power of popular dissent, and the coordinated persuasions of media, marketing, and targeted advertising in shaping the word “no” to invigorate a populace pessimistically conditioned to think that nothing will ever change for the good.
* The clash of ideas is fascinating because they boil down to what makes us human: are we driven by hope or fear?
* The video aesthetic blends beautifully with period footage to give a smart depiction of a nation in transition.
* Filmmaking of the first order.
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