AROUND TOWN: LIST OF LOCAL RESOURCES
The Jung Center 5200 Montrose Houston, TX 77006
Thomas Moore is the featured lecturer for the Fall Benefit Tuesday, October 22. Thomas is a rare resource, a religious scholar, psychoanalyst, best-selling author, university professor, and a former Catholic monk. He is a regular presenter at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, has been interviewed by Oprah, and is the author of the best-selling Care of the Soul. Click on link above or call Kelsey White at 713-524-8253 x19.
Institute for Health & Spirituality 8100 Greenbriar Drive, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77054
Dr. Andrew Achenbaum offers a 5-week course on Aging & Spirituality September 19 through October 17. Topics include growth, healing, forgiving, loving, letting go, pain, loss, and facing one’s death.
Rice University Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
Finding Meaning in Retirement. Daytime class. October 21 – November 25. Lectures, discussion, journaling and interactive activities to help you thrive and discover the fullest potential of your retirement years.
Many people find the transition to retirement to be challenging. In spite of the real losses that can mark the later years of life, these years also have the potential to be a time of deep joy, connection and meaning. Retirement may also be the phase of life in which you experience the greatest freedom from others’ expectations and the ability to explore your most authentic self. This course, taught by psychologist Michael Winters, Ph.D., integrates lectures, discussion, journaling and interactive activities to help you thrive and discover the fullest potential of your retirement years.
* Challenges and opportunities of later life * Building community and social connections * Reimagining your present, future and legacy * Understanding and planning for the psychological changes in later life * The meaning of retirement, examining personal and cultural assumptions
City of West University Place Senior Center 6104 Auden St.
West University Place, TX 77005
The Senior Center is a place where active adults ages 50 and up from West U and surrounding communities can participate in a wide variety of fun and stimulating programs ranging from exercise to day trips.
Weekley Family YMCA 7101 Stella Link Blvd.
Houston, TX 77025
They have an extensive roster of Active Older Adults Events.
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (JCC) 5601 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX 77096-3907
They offer a variety of events and programs for the elderly.
The Houston Grand Opera
The first “Exploring your Creative Identity” aimed at people aged 55+ is in September
Seeking the Human Spirit 2017–2023. A six-year multidisciplinary initiative designed to highlight the universal spiritual themes raised in opera and to expand and deepen Houstonians’ connections to opera and to art.