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Meaning and Experience of Work ; Adult Development and Aging

click to view Jackie James' biography Dr. Jacquelyn James, Center Director of Research will be speaking at the Barnstable Senior Center in Hyannis on June 14, at 7:00pm. Her presentation will focus on the meaning and experience of work and adult development and aging. Her most recent publication, The Crown of Life: Dynamics of the Early Post-retirement Period, details the opportunities and challenges inherent in the early retirement years for new retirees. She is also co-principal investigator of the Life & Times in an Aging Society Study, an investigation of engagement in later life. She is lead researcher on a current research project entitled, "Engaged as We Age." The purpose of this project is to develop an ongoing, national study of aging that asks the broad question: What is the impact of multiple engagements — in continued work, in volunteer activities, in education and other learning activities, in care-giving for family members and friends—on the mental and physical health of older people? Dr. James is past-president of the Society for the Study of Human Development and serves on the editorial board of the society’s flagship journal, Research in Human Development.

This presentation is a collaboration between the Marstons Mills Public Library and the Barnstable Senior Center.

This program is made possible with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners