Age By Design

The YWCA, in partnership with the Jesup Library and Island Connections, has begun a series of programs focusing on healthy aging. Topics will include: healthy bodies, healthy minds and spirits, lifelong learning, finances and end of life

Our  Age by Design subjects for May (in partnership with the Jesup Memorial Library, Island Connections and MDI YMCA) are:


May Programs

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Jesup Memorial Library
“Bonding with Nature: Responding to Life’s Challenges and the Aging Process –The Transformational Power of Our National Parks, Community Preserves, and Your Own Backyard” Author Dr. Dianna Emory

Bonding with Nature helps the reader maintain the critical connection to the natural world and her creatures throughout life –even when life challenges, medical issues, trauma, or normal aging interfere. Emory describes, and supports through research, how creative approaches to interacting with nature in our homes, backyards, local lands, state and national parks, or other green spaces can carry us through challenges, especially when combined with meaningful relationships, volunteer activities, healthy food, exercise, relaxation techniques, and visualization.

Dr. Dianna Emory is a retired psychotherapist, educator of mental health and medical professionals, naturalist, athlete, cancer survivor, and volunteer leader of organizations working on behalf of national parks, conservation, and human health.

May 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Jesup Memorial Library
A Conversation about Literature and Aging with Margaret Cruikshank

For more information about Age By Design programs call 207-288-4245