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Speakers Series: Life Mapping with David Oldfield
Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
One of the most important and satisfying tasks of older adulthood is telling the story of how you came to be the unique person you are. Each of us has been shaped by events, experiences and relationships. Our characters have been formed by crises we have lived through, achievements and disappointments we have managed, and the full spectrum of ways we have touched others and been touched in return. The story of a long life fully lived is the great gift older adults offer – to their families and future generations, and to themselves. A fun and creative way of telling this story is by drawing your life’s journey as a map. Maps use images to symbolize where we’ve been, what’s impacted us, what we’ve learned, and how we’ve changed. Peaks of accomplishment and swamps of despair, crossroads of big decisions and shores of new beginnings – images are truly worth a thousand words!
Speaker David Oldfield has been inviting older people to construct maps of their lives for many years. He will share stories and illustrations from his recent book, "An Atlas of Aging," which features the life maps of 20 older adults from around the world. David Oldfield is founder and director of Farther On, a movement dedicated to reframing the later years of life as an adventure to be lived rather than a problem to be solved. David has spent the last 35 years designing transformational experiences and toolboxes to help people through threshold times in the lifecycle--adolescence, midlife, retirement, and the final threshold of our deaths. David’s guidebooks and programs address these profound transitions and have been used around the world. Additionally, he is devoted to helping corporations and organizations through their own threshold moments of growth and renewal. His work is grounded in the timeless wisdom of world mythology.
The talk is free and open to all. Please register at right in order to receive the Zoom link, or contact the office at email@example.com or (301) 657-3115