Presentations

Joy of Aging: A Blessing in Disguise.

“Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means

decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.”

Rebecca Johns

A delightfully refreshing and effective bridge between the young and old, Dorothy Mathis invites you to revel in the possibilities presented in Joy of Aging, a dynamic and engaging presentation based on her upcoming book, Joy of Aging, A Blessing in Disguise.

You will be captivated by the charm of her real-life characters (one of whom usually accompanies her) as she shares excerpts of the narratives that demonstrate living examples of the Joy of Aging. The author’s presentation has an intergenerational theme as Dorothy invites the mature crowd to share their stories with the younger generation, and she encourages younger participants to see new possibilities for themselves in taking a relaxed and positive stance in anticipating their elder years.

Like the book, this presentation blends stories from the past with ideas and questions for the future, inviting readers to find the answers within―to shift from pretending they will be ‘forever young’ and learn to ‘get real’ and embrace aging joyfully. Anyone searching for a guide to walk them through surrendering the fight to stay young and helping them open to the freedom to enjoy the juicy fruits of aging will love this presentation.

If you are middle aged and willing to consider a new and positive view of what it means to get old, this is for you. If you are already well into your wisdom years, this presentation is an opportunity for you to reflect on your own experiences and revel in the richness of the glorious sunset years that await you.

Dorothy Mathis is an author, speaker and facilitator leading a movement, helping people learn to choose joyful aging, regardless of their situation in life. Having collected real-life stories of people who practice proven healthy aging strategies, her book, Joy of Aging, documents the stories of elders who are living life fully and enjoying their later years despite the pitfalls of aging.”

“How old would you be if

you didn’t know how old you was?”

Sachel Paige

You can attend a presentation at the following locations:

Des Moines Businessman’s Lunch Bunch, Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa March 19, 2010 1:00 PM

Kirkendale Public Library, Ankeny Iowa, June 1, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Polk City Library, Polk City Iowa, September 9, 2010 T 6:30 PM

Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th Street, September 25, 201o at 2:00 PM

Metanoia Ecumenical Retreat, Newton Iowa Oct 13 to 15 & Oct 15 to 17, 2010