Older but Still Getting Wiser (OBSGW)

You may not have a choice about growing older, but this series proves you have a choice about how you do it.

Older But Still Getting Wiser (OBSGW)

You may not have a choice about growing older, but this series proves you have a choice about how you do it.  And our Spring Session of OBSGW continues with the tradition.  We have a special this session, called Lunch and a Program.

Lunch and a Program

$10 OFF

We would like to invite you to join us for Lunch and A Program. Usually lunch and our daily rate of $10 would be a total of $20. If you come and join us for lunch and then stay for our Older but Still Getting Wiser program from 1:30 to 3:00, you will only pay $10. What a bargain!

Our Spring Session is at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 3434 Roswell Rd., NW, with lunch at 12:30 and the afternoon session at 1:30. We hope to see you there. Here is a list of the offerings for Older but Still Getting Wiser.

For a list of all the classes at the Spring Session and a registration form click here.



April 14th  – 1:30 to 3:00 pm

When did Noah build the Ark? Before the Rain – 

Bret Rachlin and Jacki Jones, Caring Transitions,  Presenters

You love your home and all of your things. Your dining room table belonged to your grandparents and you curated your art collection over years of international travel. Don’t let your treasures stress you out. 

In this interactive session, learn ways to prepare to transition from your current home to a smaller, safer residence. 

  • Be proactive
  • Communicate your wishes to other family members before you need to move
  • Downsize on your terms

April 21st:  1:30 to 3:00 pm – Investing and finance

Charlie Rea,  Presenter

Lifespan Resources Board Member and Finance Committee Chair, and Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments, Charlie Rea will host a brief presentation on the current markets and be available to answer your questions about investment products and strategies that are particularly important to retirees living on a fixed income and those planning their estate or inheritance.


April 28th:  1:30 to 3:00 pm – Levels of Care

Jeanie Christian, Senior Provisions, Presenter

Ever wonder what all of those “levels of care” really mean to you.  Join Jeanie Christian from Senior Provisions as she explains all and helps you navigate your choices.


May 5th:  1:30 to 3:00 – Hospice Care and why you should care

Ann Serrie – Hospice Atlanta – Presenter

Ann Serrie, the Volunteer Coordinator from Hospice Atlanta will come and tell us about Hospice, what it is really about, and how it provides us all with the ability to choose our end of life quality of life.  And we will even have a good time.


May 12th:  1:30 to 3:00 “Everything you always wanted to know about wills, trusts, and estates* (*But were afraid to ask). 

Brian Becker, Presenter

Let Brian Becker, Treasurer of Lifespan’s Board of Directors, Attorney and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), give you the highlights about how to manage your money, your estate and all of the other things that matter most to you.


May 19th – 1:30 to 3:00 – The Mediation Message

Dee Bradford-Smith, Presenter

Mediation – the Aha Moment in Conflict Resolution

According to Dee Bradford-Smith, mediation is like walking a labyrinth.  A labyrinth has a single start and end point.  Though filled with many turns, this path will take you in a single direction, forward and out again.  Ms. Bradford-Smith will share her thoughts on how you can avoid getting stuck on points that do not take you forward.

May 26th – 1:30 to 3:00 – The Power of the Image

Peggy Palmiter, Presenter

What’s in a photograph?  Where are your memories?  In your pictures!  And where exactly are your pictures?  Hummmm.  Peggy Palmiter will lead a panel discussion about the power of the photograph, why photos elicit memories and how to make sure yours are preserved.


June 2nd  1:30 to 3:00 – Exhibit Event

DeKalb Senior Provider Network and friends

The DeKalb Senior Provider Network will help us with an exhibit event—starting during lunch and then continuing through the afternoon.  Learn about Senior Living Communities, Senior Centers, and Home Care service agencies in our area…and pick up a few goodies as well.