Across the Lifespan
Free Presentation/Discussion Series
Presented by Courtney Shah
When does someone become an adult? Has it changed over time? We examine the legal, social, economic, and political ideas of adulthood in American history.
Presented by Kristine Langley and Michelle Strozyk
Kristine and Michelle will explore the quality of parent child attachment and how it impacts a child’s map of the world and, ultimately, their resilience. We will discuss how a child’s inner map may be redrawn and the implications for our communities and services to children.
Presented by Allison McCrady
Drawing on research in the field of international community development as well as years of personal experience as a mom, I'll look at the process of re-defining our role as parents when our kids are all grown up, and how the principle of "co-powerment" can help us help them.
Presented by Anita Quirk
What is your estate? Who should have an estate plan? What is a guardianship? We will explore the answers to these and other questions important for you and your estate, no matter your age.
Presented by Annette Ward
Are you thinking about the Golden Years? And wondering whether it will be a special time for fun and family OR the name of the nursing home in which you will be confined. Learn strategies you can employ now to retain (or regain) your health, so you will thrive physically, mentally and emotionally throughout your lifespan.
Presented by the Shiree Bent
There are many routes to creating a family. Join us as we talk about the in(ies) and out(ies) of one such path: surrogacy.
Presented by Karen Joiner
What are the choices when cure is not longer likely? How do I ensure comfort for myself or my loved ones? Palliative and hospice care similarities and differences, and their role in comfort and health, will be shared in this session.
Presented by Michael Strayer
From about the ages of 11 to 25 the brain is exploding with growth and development, making billions of new cell connections while also eliminating other unused connections. This process makes teens capable of remarkable.
Join the Conversation!
We'll examine a new topic each quarter.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will hold the Community Conversations virtually through Zoom. On the day of the event, click on the link provided to view the presentation. Learn more about using Zoom
Attendance is free and open to the public.
Note: no speakers on November 11 (Veterans Day) and Nov 25 (Thanksgiving)
LCC Health & Science Building, Laufman Lecture Hall, Room 101
To arrange accommodation for a disability, please contact Disability Support Services at email@example.com or 360-442-2341.
For more information go to lowercolumbia.edu/conversations
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Community Conversations discussion series examines a current topic each quarter during the academic year (fall, winter, spring). Attendance is open to the public. There is no charge to attend. Presenters are LCC faculty and local community and business representatives.
Students may receive credit by enrolling in Humanities 106 (Community Conversations).