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Conversation with Anne Colby on well-being and life purpose

When:
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Where:
Ashby Village Office
1821 Catalina Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94707

510-204-9200
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anne colby in conversation: research on well-being and life purpose among women and men over the age of 50

 



RSVP by emailing or calling the office: 510-204-9200 | info@ashbyvillage.org

WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

WHERE: Ashby Village office, 1821 Catalina Ave, Berkeley


Anne Colby, Consulting Professor at Stanford University, will talk about her research on well-being and life purpose among women and men over the age of 50. This study is a collaboration between her research team at Stanford and the San Francisco non-profit, Encore.org, whose mission involves fostering “second acts for the greater good.”

The study included a US national sample survey of 1200 and in-depth interviews with 102 of the survey respondents. Study participants ranged in age from 50 to 92.

Dr. Colby will discuss the meaning of purpose beyond the self and her findings on the relationship of purpose to health, well-being, and the wider array of meaningful life goals that are important to older adults. Her findings indicate that purpose beyond the self is associated with many positive outcomes and is available to people across all demographic groups. She will describe the purposeful interviewees in her study, whose lives reveal that purposeful engagements focus on a wide variety of issues and usually emerge from individuals’ own experience, interests, and concerns. 



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