Boomer U is designed to respond to the unique
aging trends of boomers and assist them with the
transition to another life stage—that of meaningful
retirement and individual renewal.
Boomer U Programs and Events
Boomer U programs are geared toward baby boomers, but all are welcome.
(Advance registration required for all events. Mail checks payable to SAAC, 45 Forest Ave, Ambler, PA 19002 attn: Boomer U)
Lenapehocking: Land of the Lenape
Thursday, May 9 • 7 – 8:15 p.m. • $15
This program is an exploration of the Lenape (Delaware) people who have inhabited our area for thousands of years. Join us while we explore the myths, stories, and artifacts of Philadelphia’s first inhabitants. Register by May 6.
Mid-Life Crises: Not Just for Men Anymore!
Monday, May 13 • 7:30 – 9 p.m. • $25
During the first half of the 1900s, psychologists assumed that adult personality development was stable and unchanging. In the mid-1900s, Erik Erikson proposed that there are crises or turning points that characterize all stages of personality development, including the middle years. But his theorizing and the work of other researchers in the latter decades of the 1900s focused primarily on middle-aged males. In recent years, attention has turned to the middle-aged female who, like her male counterpart, may feel the need to express aspects of her personality at mid-life that were suppressed in the service of other paths and decisions chosen at earlier points in time.
We will speak about the possibilities for a seasoned woman’s dream fulfillment and self-actualization in her Second Adulthood. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Judith Newman, Assoc. Professor, Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State, to facilitate this workshop. Register by May 8.
Easy Ways to Start Saving Your Family History
Tuesday, May 14 • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. $18
Wouldn’t it be fascinating to find your great-grandmother’s diary in the attic? Few people are lucky to find a treasure like that, but there are ways to learn more about what life was like for your parents and grandparents.
This talk is NOT about genealogy—it’s about simple ways to collect your family’s memories and stories. You can discover a lot from your family’s photos and memorabilia, and maybe even uncover a few tales that are real page-turners. Many people intend to capture their family history but never get around to it. Don’t let that happen to you—come learn easy steps that you can take to start saving your family history for your children and grandchildren. Register by May 9.
Monday, June 3 • 6 – 7:30 p.m. • $10
If you can see 65 on the horizon, consider joining us for this educational Medicare event (and enjoy dinner in the process!). This seminar will discuss the different parts of Medicare and what the program does and does not cover. What are your other coverage options? When can you enroll? Get all your questions answered – with no sales pitch! A boxed dinner will be served. Register no later than May 28.
Putting Food Aside: Canning Basics for the Home Cook
Tuesday, June 11 • 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. • $22
Too many tomatoes, beans or cucumbers? Want to make homemade jam but don’t know where to begin? This workshop will teach you all of the basic techniques of water-bath canning needed to create delicious canned goods from your kitchen. This is a lecture class. You will NOT be cooking. However, you will be able to sample a variety of products made by the instructor. Register by June 5.
Synchronistic Moments: Are They Merely a Coincidence or Could They be Something More?
Monday, June 24 • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. • $13
The facilitator of this class shares the following: “Throughout my life, meaningful coincidences have happened to me. They happen to everyone. I recognize them immediately when they occur, always at the most unexpected times. Following the suggestion of my college professor, I have documented them. This class is a sharing of those amazing coincidences and I look forward to hearing yours.” Register by June 19.
How to Accessorize like a Superstar!
Tuesday, July 30 • 7 – 9 p.m. • $22
You're never fully dressed without accessories. Learn how to use accessories to bring new life to your wardrobe and look your personal best. Bring some of your favorite accessories from home, and we'll demonstrate how they can be used to give your outfits Superstar flare! Register by July 24.
And… Returning in the Fall…Antiques Appraisal Alert!
Barry Slosberg, well-known Philadelphia appraiser, is returning to Boomer U in September. More details to follow.
Call 215.619.8863 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for all of the above classes and presentations. Providing education for grown-ups. Program suggestions welcome.