Exploring Elderhood

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“Music hath charms that soothe the savage breast” but it also can work miracles on the memory! Come and learn from our classical pianist guest and lecturer, Marja Kaisla, about the latest research on engaging in musical activity to improve memory and processing speed, how music increases activity on both the left and right sides of the brain, and how it can prevent cognitive brain diseases and dementia. She will also share how to engage in musical activity regularly to communicate better, enhance personal and spiritual life, and preserve and strengthen social networks. The presentation includes live piano music, demonstrations, and audience involvement. All welcome, elder or younger. Come, listen, learn, remember! Holiday TGIF to Follow!

This program meets on the second Friday of each month at 2PM in the USG Assembly Room. Its purpose is to celebrate the path, with emphasis on the spiritual path, of all who are aging (that’s all of us!) but especially those who consider themselves Elders (or wannabe Elders) and is open USG members, guest and visitors with no minimum age requirement.

Each month a team of Exploring Elderhood members prepare and present a program on a relevant topic and after initial presentation there is generally a time for small group discussions and then a reconvening to share experiences. Each session is also followed by a potluck TGIF with wine and cheese, tea and crumpets and such. At all times our goal is to accentuate the positive and have fun together as we share our journeys into the second act of life! And we do!

For more information contact Gerry Whelan at gwhelanmd@gmail.com or visit and join our Facebook page, just search Exploring Elderhood @ USG.

USG Edna Jones Assembly Room