Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) is rolling out a new program designed to help make retirement an exiting time of discovery by going back to school for a semester of classes, where they can hear some of today’s most dynamic personalities and experts discuss topics that will enhance their life in retirement.
“We are thrilled to launch HSL’s Retirement University and announce our exciting line-up of ‘professors,’ beginning with what is sure to be a memorable class from celebrity sex therapist Dr. Ruth,” said Ruth Stark, director of marketing for the independent living communities of Hebrew SeniorLife. “Through Retirement University we hope students learn about themselves and how to lead a healthy and vibrant life in retirement.”
During the first semester, Dr. Ruth Westheimer will explain how to discover the best sex of your life in your senior years and discuss the benefits of “staying sexy.”
The program continues on April 13 with a class focused on “The Future of Aging: Technologies and Innovations on the Horizon,” which will be led by Dr. Joseph P. Coughlin, the director of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Age Lab. The class will be held at HSL’s Orchard Cove Independent Living Community in Canton, Mass.
Next up on the syllabus is a presentation from Legal Sea Foods Chefs Rich Vellante and Peter Doire on the nutritional benefits of seafood and how to prepare healthy, simple dishes at home. During the class, which will take place at NewBridge on the Charles on April 27, the chefs will discuss the importance of good nutrition for seniors and show that eating well doesn’t have to be boring.
The semester culminates at Orchard Cove on May 11 with a class about maintaining brain fitness and why keeping your mind sharp is especially crucial in your senior years. The program will be led by Dr. Rob Schreiber, a leading geriatrician and Chief Medical Officer at Hebrew SeniorLife.