Throughout the year, engaging speakers and scholars deliver talks on a variety of academic subjects and world affairs. Presentations are designed to expand your knowledge, provoke thought, enhance understanding and inspire creativity. Every lecture introduces a distinct and interesting topic. Notably, Western Lecture Series is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Western Lecture Series
What’s Age Got to Do with It?
Date: November 6, 2019
Location: Poulsbo (Olympic College – Room 105)
Time: 6 p.m.
Speaker: Dori Gillam
You look good for your age. You’re too young to understand. In employment decisions, family discussions, medical care and even in birthday cards, assumptions about being over the hill or a lazy kid are common. What do you wish society would stop saying about your generation? How can we talk about age and aging in a more positive, affirming way? In this interactive and fun talk, Dori Gillam welcomes individuals from every generation to explore how we can begin valuing all ages – including our own.
Instructor Bio: Dori Gillam has researched and spoken on ageism and aging for over 30 years. Her past roles include community organizer, trainer and speaker for AARP and the King County Library System. She holds a B.S. in educational psychology and a teaching certificate for secondary education. Gillam is the board chair for the Northwest Center for Creative Aging, writes for 3rd Act Magazine and is a charter member of Age Friendly Seattle. Gillam lives in Seattle.