Conversations on Aging
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 3
All Rapp at Home members are invited to join in these discussions on the first Wednesday of each month to ponder and discuss various aging-related topics.
Please email or phone Danny Wilson (the moderator) if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org / 540-547-4126.
Note that in order to encourage a greater depth of conversation, group members are asked to hold in confidence discussions and comments of a confidential nature.
More about Danny:
Danny made Rappahannock his home in 2010 after spending the last 40 years enjoying time in the county. Professionally he has studied and taught gerontology, and has as a psychotherapist, worked with older adults for many years- focusing especially on issues related to caregiving and end-of-life. In his words, nurturing one’s social community is essential to healthy aging.
January 12, 2018
Coffee and Discussion with Poet Mary-Sherman Willis
10:30 a.m. Friday, January 12
Join Mary-Sherman and Rapp at Home members for a talk on her new translation of Jean Cocteau’s 13th book of poems, Grace Notes/Appogiatures. He is best known in this country as the creator of the first version of the film “Beauty and the Beast” (1946),
from which Disney appropriated much of the magical imagery. In his day, Cocteau was one of the most famous avant garde artists in Europe between the wars. He worked in every available art form—novels, plays, ballets, operas, painting, drawing, film—you name it. But he always considered himself a poet first.
February 13, 2018
Book Group Discussion: “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward
2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 13
“An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power – and limitations – of family bonds.”