Workshops or talks requested by existing organizations are always designed/modified to fit the needs of the registered participants and can be developed around a variety of topics.

Loss of Power as We Age:  Oooh, That’s Not Good
          Keynote: Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability

Somebody Stole My Body: Issues of Uninvited Change
          Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability

Guidance From the Ancient Ones
          Women as They Age Conference: University of Nebraska/Omaha

Myths and Folktales: Help Through the Second Half of Life
          Learning Annex:  “San  Diego,   Los Angeles,   San Francisco

Trickster Gods As Guides to Aging
          Creativity & Madness Conference. Athens Greece

Navigating the Waters of Aging
          Association for Humanistic Psychology Conference
          Indianapolis Indiana

Special Needs of the Older Patient
          International Chiropractic Association Convention
          Palm Springs CA

 

Writing Your Life Story

For four-plus years Dr Thomas has taught in various Senior Centers and retirement homes a class on writing personal and family stories. These classes have provided a structure that seniors could use for personal growth, self-understanding, and tying up loose ends. Additionally, the resulting writing was a way to share family values and pass on to the younger generation the family’s history.

 

Women and Aging: Opportunities

Based on Dr. Thomas’ book, The Women We Become and the accompanying workbook of the same name, Dr. Thomas both leads classes and teaches future class leaders to facilitate groups on the topic.

 

Successful Grandparenting

Yes, these days, although being a grandparent is a noun that may describe you,  grandparenting is now a verb with lots to talk about, think about, and learn. Long distant grandparenting? Divorce issue grandparenting? Child care grandoparenting? Health Issues? Vacationing? Problem solving? Values? This class is different each time as the participant’s needs set the direction.