April 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Grace: Learning to Accept Help as You Grow Older As we grow older, we will likely need to rely on others more than we have in the past. For many, this is challenging. Whether you grew up having to rely on yourself from a young age because of family problems or have internalized the cultural ethos of “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps,” you likely find it hard to ask. The vulnerability that accompanies needing others can also feel frightening. But to age well we need to confront our fears and reservations and accept support. For those of us not cared for well in the past, it creates an opportunity to have a different experience of what it means to rely on others. Research suggests our anxiety about asking is likely exaggerated. In one study people underestimated by as much as 50% the likelihood others would agree to a direct request for help. Come take a new look at the challenge of letting others help. Presented by Dr. Judy Pierson, Clinical Psychologist, our popular Lunch Bunch Lectures are organized by our Family Support Center and are open to everyone. Seating is limited; please register early. The fee for lunch is $5. Lunch is served at noon. The lecture runs from : 12:30pm-1:30pm. To reserve your place, please contact Michelle August at 302-478-5707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.