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FGCU Continuing Education Presents "An Overview of Aging" Series

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University's Continuing Education and Off Campus Programs presents a variety of classes offering insights into growing older, 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays, Jan. 20, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 10 and April 7 at The Atrium, 8695 College Parkway, Suite 1181, in Fort Myers. All workshops are open to the public and require no prior knowledge or experience.

"An Overview of Aging" explores a number of topics in a series of five, two-hour interactive classes offering the option of contact hours for healthcare professionals.

In this timely series, participants will learn about myths and realities related to aging in contemporary America. The classes are interactive, including shared learning and opportunities to discuss issues and themes. Classes may be taken individually, although it is encouraged to register for the entire series for optimal learning.

The series explores Spirituality of Aging, Intergenerational Conflict, the Psychology of Aging, Guided Autobiography, and Jewish Life and Lore taught by visiting scholars Dr. Albert M. and Shirley Kane Lewis.

Dr. Lewis, founder of Hospice of Greater Grand Rapids and the Michigan Society for Gerontology (Western Michigan Chapter), recently served on the Governorís Commission on Aging, State of Michigan. For his teaching on community leadership, Dr. Lewis was awarded the Father Hugh Michael Behan Faith in Humanity Award. His most recent book is "Soul Minds:: Reflections of Life" (2009) available at

Kane Lewis is Professor Emeritus, Humanities and Education, and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich. She is the author of the graduate endorsement in learning disabilities and the undergraduate major in learning disabilities at Aquinas College. Kane Lewis was professor of Special Education at Western Michigan University and has extensive teaching experience in the field of special education and psychology. She received the Dr. Norbert Hruby Aquinas Emeritus Award 2009 Legacy Lights Award, among many others, for her contributions to the field.

Class sizes are limited; signing up early to reserve space is encouraged by calling (239) 425-3277, or register online at

Two contact hours per session approved by Florida Boards of Nursing (ARNP, RN, LPN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, CNA); Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling; Psychology; Respiratory Care, and Florida Council of Dietetics & Nutrition.

For further information, contact Christina Gallagher at (239) 425-3277.

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