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January 2020

Home on the Sound Programs Examine Life in Later Years

Pamela Hull, essayist and poet, has a new book that asks “What happens when long-partnered and no longer youthful, we are suddenly left alone and uncoupled? “SAY YES! Flying Solo after Sixty” asserts we can imbue our later years with heft, meaning and delight.  At the invitation of At Home on the Sound, the author will participate in the organization’s bi-monthly series on January 14 and examine these issues. She will discuss how to “avoid a sedate conformity and stand firm in our refusal to accept a life of marking time devoid of vigorous well-being.”

 

Hull will explore how neither age nor being alone is an impediment to living a rich life. Her program is sure to be inspiring for men and women of all ages.

 

Dr. Jennifer Bress, a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry, will discuss the feelings of stress and depression that sometimes cloud our later years. On January 28, thanks to At Home on the Sound, she will provide a primer on what happens in the mind and body, and how to recognize when you or a loved one may need extra help. The talk will also include a demonstration of relaxation techniques. The audience will have the time to try out the techniques and ask questions.

 

Dr. Bress earned her PhD at Stony Brook University and completed her doctoral internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She sees patients in her private therapy practice and conducts research focusing on changes in the brain among older adults with depression as they progress through therapy.

 

At Home on the Sound is a membership organization for Larchmont and Mamaroneck residents 60 years and up that provides services and programs that enable them to live a healthy, safe and meaningful life in their own homes.

 

These programs are free and open to the Community.  Refreshments are served at 3:30 pm; presentation begins at 4:00 pm at Larchmont Avenue Church, Russell Hall, 60 Forest Park Avenue.  Visit www.athomeonthesound.org to learn more.