According to statistics from the US Embassy website,
there has been an “explosion” in the number of elderly
in our country. Those aged 65 and older
in the US population now number 1 in every 8
Americans, and this rapid growth is expected to continue due
to an increase in life expectancy. Consequently, the subject of
an upcoming live webinar offered by the Institute for Psychological
Sciences (IPS) should be a popular one.
Aging with Grace: A Catholic
Perspective on Midlife and Senior Years, is the title of
the July 17 program offered from 9:00 to 11:00 am
EST. IPS faculty member Dr. Philip Scrofani, ABPP,
will explain why so many Americans perceive aging in a
negative light. He counters with a Christian model
of the aging process, focusing on its “positive, transcendent dimension.”
People who can
benefit from the program include mental health practitioners, pastoral care
providers and any Catholic interested in learning how to recognize
and assist people struggling with the issues of aging.
The course offers 2 CE
credits. The registration fee is $50 and the
registration deadline is July 16 at 5:00 pm (EST). Contact
Steve Grundman, PhD, IPS Director of Distance Learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 703-416-1441,ext.129.