Redbridge & District

Discussion H

Discussion H: The Joys of Ageing - Group Leader: Jan Martin-Ellis

At our September meeting, we had two very differing discussions. Jan introduced the philosophy that "we don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing" and we had a lively exchange about the definition in this context of play and what it all means. Once that was exhausted (an hour later), we turned our attention to the statement "is not our future already determined by our past?" and how difficult it can be (though not impossible) to change the habits of a lifetime.

In November, we started by talking about whether socialising with friends while in your 60s lessens your chances of developing dementia in your 70s. We didn't necessarily think it did, and the discussion then turned to memory - is it a blessing or a curse? Some of us recounted some really amusing anecdotes and we rounded off by asking the final question "how do you let go of memories?" (assuming you want to, of course). The next meeting is on Tuesday 10th December.

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60s Pop Music Antiques & Collectables
Art - Practical B Backgammon
Book Circle B Canasta
Chair Exercises Chess
Coach Outings Coffee Mornings
Computer Help Creative Writing C
Discussion A Discussion B
Discussion C Discussion F
Discussion H Discussion I
Discussion J - Sports Famous People (V)
Film Film Scores & Composers
Freedom Pass Wanderers French (Conversation)
German Getting Around in Italy
History C Indian Cookery
Israeli Dancing Jazz A-Z
Kalooki Keen Writers
Literature Mainly Poetry Marquetry
Medical Ethics and the Law Mid Week Dinner Group
Mid Week Lunch Group Music - Classical Varied
Music and Dance Papercraft & Cardmaking
Poetry Plus Politics
Pot Luck Theatre Group Psychology A-B
Racquetball Rummikub (V)
Scrabble Singing for Pleasure
Sunday Pub Lunches Taste of the Musicals
Theatre London Yoga