Odyssey: Growing Old in an Aging Society

What do retirees do after they retire, and where do they go? How do relationships with family and friends change? What impact will the growing number of elderly have on economic, social, and medical institutions in this country? Participants will address these and other questions, probing social aspects of the aging process. Beginning with a look at how our society defines old age, we examine social theories of aging; demographic trends; family relationships among the elderly; issues connected with retirement; special challenges facing elderly women and minorities; the role of religion among elders; political involvement among older persons; the participation of elders in the workforce; and what we can expect in the 21st century.

916.201.01 Homewood Campus
Monday, Feb. 27 to May 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (no class March 13 and April 10)
Cost: $280 (eight sessions)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for registration information.