The ESI College book discussion group led by Elise Blair, previously scheduled for three Wednesdays in January, has been postponed. Our online registration site is closed for the time being, but will reopen when the class is rescheduled.

You can read a description of the discussion group below. If you are interested in registering for this class when it is rescheduled, drop us a line at college@elderlyservices.org and we’ll keep you up to date.

Kristin Bolton
Jeff Rehbach
Geetha Wunnava

Book Discussion

Marta Zaraska’s Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100 
Instructor: Elise Blair
Dates: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Cost: $60 (purchase the book separately at the Vermont Book Shop)

Description: An exploration of why kindness and connection are just as important as broccoli and bicep curls, this well-researched and engaging book makes a compelling case to consider how strengthening our social connections, cultivating a positive attitude, and being kind is as close as we may ever get to the fountain of youth. We’ll take her message to heart as we discuss our own lives and finding meaning and purpose as we age.

Instructor: Elise Blair trained and worked in the Netherlands as an industrial social worker. She became a psychoanalyst in Washington, D.C., and had a private practice for 30 years. She played a large role in the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis as a teacher, board member and president. She is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.