Aging with Wisdom and Compassion

Course Dates: 
6 weeks: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25
Fridays, 9-11 a.m.
Dennis Hoogerman
Karen Waters
Course Catalogs: 
2019 Fall

As we age, we enter unexplored territory. Often, we cannot depend on old strategies to approach the new problems unique to aging. We will explore three skills of mindfulness meditation including grounding, reflection, and intention in an attempt to increase our awareness of the thoughts and feelings we have about these life changes. Based on a variety of concepts from Buddhism and western psychology you will be encouraged to develop a personal philosophy which you can use in everyday life. Class sessions and discussions will include adult development, awareness, choices and navigating life’s roadblocks. Prerequisites: A working email address will allow participants to receive short readings and video clips. 

Course outline

Instructors: Dennis Hoogerman ( received his doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1973. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings with adolescents, adults and families. Dennis is currently writing a self-help book, Awareness and the Four Choices. Karen Waters ( received her doctorate in clinical and child psychology from the University of Virginia in 1982. She is a retired clinical psychologist. Karen has an interest in lifespan development and worked with children and families as well as individual adults.