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LIFE President's Welcome Letter
Welcome Back to the ‘WE’ Generation!
I am writing this on the first of February to make the print deadline for this catalog. You may remember what things looked like around here on that day – piles of snow, icicles hanging around and cold weather. So I decided to imagine what the first part of April will look like – snow melted away, tiny green tulip and crocus shoots and the smell of spring everywhere. Am I even close? I truly hope so because you are going to want to refresh your brain along with your garden, and this little book is just the ticket.
There are excellent choices in every section, and if you are like me, you need to work hard to make some choices. Dr. Joel Carlin from Gustavus is teach-ing “The Biology Behind Sex, Gender and Beauty” and “Where the Blues Led,” which is a clear indication to me that this scientist has pretty well de-veloped both sides of his brain.
A favorite performing artist, Jessica Michna, is back to present portraits of Mrs. Charles Dickens and Eleanor Roosevelt. These sessions are always sell-outs, so sign up early.
One class especially caught my eye: “Aging with Purpose.” I’ve always thought you just got old as a matter of course. Silly me. Angela Lunde, Mayo Clinic’s Cognitive and Wellness Director will help us move past “who I was” (always a danger in retirement) and learn to think about “who am I now.” Her presentation will show us how purpose in our later life can be a predictor of health and wellness. I’m signing up for that right now.
So, for your own longevity, decide today that part of your purpose.
Pixy Russell, LIFE President