The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly offers a six-session program, called “Wise Aging,” for people in their 60s and 70s, beginning on Monday, September 16, at 10 a.m. There will be a free introductory meeting on September 9 at 11 a.m.
The program focuses on ways to make the most of our lives; to live with joy, potential, growth, and the chance to form new friendships. The course will be facilitated by Mona Fishbane, Ph.D., who is a clinical psychologist, couples therapist, and author, and by Toby Glick, a school psychologist and psychotherapist.
Based on the book “Wise Aging’’ by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Linda Thal, this program is designed to help people find new joy in life, make the most of their time, and grow in wisdom, resilience, and spirit. Participants use reflective discussions, Jewish text study, poetry, journaling, and mindfulness practice to gain social, emotional, and spiritual insights to help them achieve a fulfilling and active older age — one that recognizes both the challenges and the opportunities of growing older. Topics include relationships with adult children and spouses, cultivating well-being, developing nourishing friendships, forgiveness and reconciliation, living with loss, and creating a legacy. To register, call Esther at (201) 408-1456.