The health topic for the class was Osteoporosis. The statistics are daunting – especially for women in their late 80s / early 90s – which is the majority of my class. The risk factor for women is 50%. One out of two women will have an osteoporosis related fracture in her lifetime. For men is… Continue reading The challenges of Age
At the same time that I was preparing for my health class I was also participating in a Facebook group called “2016 New Year Mandalas”. Each member of the group (there are more than 600) was invited to post a mandala a day for 12 days beginning Jan 1st. Since I had to come up with… Continue reading Mandalas as a teaching tool
Most of my students are elderly . They are between the age of 85 and 95 years old and are considered disabled. This is important because it qualifies them for services from Foothill College’s Disability Resource Center. These services include being able to register for classes in the adaptive learning community-based program along with other accommodations. Does being… Continue reading Does being old qualify you as disabled?