Certificate on Aging - Introduction to Getting Older…In a Post-Pandemic World

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Brought to you by Odyssey
This course is part of the certificate on aging.

February 2 - March 16, 2022 (6 Session) ** NO CLASS MARCH 9, 2022 **
Wednesdays, 6 PM - 8 PM ET

Where did the time go?

I still feel young until I look in the mirror! 

Who are you calling “old?” 

Many people, particularly Americans, have fought against the aging process for decades. But the pandemic has upended how Americans perceive both quality of life and the aging process itself. This core curriculum course examines who is “old” and what that means in the post-Covid-19 world. The instructor, along with select guest speakers, will help students answer these questions and more:

Do people still retire completely and if so, what do they do with their time? Where do they live—and how has the pandemic impacted those choices? How have relationships with family and friends changed? What adjustments have family caregivers had to make? What impact will the growing number of older adults have on healthcare and other organizations in this country?  What does the quality of life as we age truly mean?

Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies

Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.

After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event

ABOUT Jennifer L. FitzPatrick
President & Founder, Jenerations Health Education

Jennifer is a keynote speaker, author and consultant. A former psychotherapist, she is passionate about helping you better serve clients who wish they didn't need you BUT DO!

Jen is currently a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University and is an Advisory Board Member/Consulting Faculty Member at Salisbury University's School of Health & Human Services.

Jen has been featured on HLN, ABC, CBS, Sirius XM and in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Redbook, Fast Company and countless other media outlets.

One of less than 800 Certified Speaking Professionals worldwide, Jennifer is the author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One (www.cruisingthroughcaregiving.com).

Jennifer also serves as a Care Advisory Board Member for HFC (www.wearehfc.org), the non-profit founded by Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller-Rogen.

FUN FACT: Having grown up in Philly, she will challenge anyone to a parallel parking contest.

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 Event Date
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
6:00pm EST

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
8:00pm EST

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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Thank you for your interest in Odyssey. This course is now closed. For questions please contact odyssey@jhu.edu or revisit the website and try something new!