“Getting Older Ain’t for Sissies” Series

Monday, February 19, 2024, 7 – 8:30 p.m. and Monday, February 26, 2024, 3 – 5 p.m.

“Getting Older Ain’t for Sissies” is a health-related educational series aimed at older adults, those people who care for them or about them, or, if lucky, will also live a long time. Terri Gaitskill, a master’s prepared registered nurse with more than 50 years’ experience in both clinical practice and as a nurse educator, presents this multi-session educational program. The primary focus of Terri’s clinical practice concentrated on women’s health, OB/Gyn, and gynecologic surgery. Her experience as a nurse educator involved teaching nursing at the Great Oaks School of Practical Nursing, Mt. St. Joseph University, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, and Xavier University College of Nursing.

This program’s first session will be held February 19 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. The topic will be advance care planning. The session covers the conversations that need to happen as we age, i.e. healthcare directives, funeral planning, and practical suggestions for the family. This session is not a legal or financial discussion, but a practical guide for making those “difficult decisions.”

The second session will be on February 26 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The topic will be the physiologic change of ageing. It covers the physical changes that occur as we age. The session provides a system-by-system explanation of how ageing affects the body, the impact of a healthy lifestyle, medication management, and safety.

There are a number of additional, related topics available. Which topic to be presented next will be provided at the first talk. The time and dates for ongoing talks will be decided by participants.

If you wish to attend, and so that we can prepare for the number of participants, please respond to Terri at:

Image courtesy of Terri Gaitskill