Longitudinal Study Results and Personal Refletions

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 Next Events: Saturday June 4th

  

-- Longitudinal Study Results presentation, 9-10:30am

     Science Center Lecture Hall D

  

-- Personal Reflections (small discussion groups), 2:30-5:30pm

    Science Center (specific rooms yet to be assigned)

  

  

Connect and reflect with your HR '77 classmates around the issues that matter most in our lives right now. 

  

Longitudinal Study Results

Pause and reflect on life-- past, present and future-- along with your classmates. We have reached an important inflection point in our shared journey together -- and face real choices as to how we craft the Next Chapters in our lives. We will explore together how the arc of our lives has evolved over the last years and decades, including: 

  • How our priorities, commitments and relationships are shifting
  • How Covid has changed the game
  • How we are coming to terms with the realities of aging and mortality
  • ...And with all of the above, are we having enough fun

The session will start with a presentation of Longitudinal Survey findings.  The event will then open up to questions – from in-person participants and via Zoom chat from remote classmates.  HAA will live stream the presentation on the Harvard channel.  We will post instructions on how to access the live stream as the instructions become available. Go to the HR77 website, on both the Zoom Gathering and the Longitudinal Study Results webpages.

Personal Reflections

  

On Saturday afternoon from 2:30-5:30pm, in individual small group discussions, you will have an opportunity to share experiences, perspectives, and insights in discussions with classmates around issues of particular interest and resonance,  These will be confidential, unrecorded, small group discussions. The content and direction of each conversation will be largely determined by the in-person and remote classmates participating in them.

The Saturday afternoon topics are planned to include:

   

2:30-3:50pm

Changing Priorities and Commitments around Work and Life in the Second Half of Our 60s

Living with Illness with Strength and Resilience

Coming to Terms with the Realities of Aging and Mortality

Exploring and Assessing the Imprint of Our Harvard Years on Our Lives

(Re)Assessing the Role of Spirituality and Religion in Our Lives

Pandemics: What Can We Do About Them Moving Forward?

Figuring Out How We Can Best Contribute to the Success and Well-Being of the Next Generation

(Re)Examining the Role of Creativity in Our Lives

Keeping Relationships with Spouses/Life Partners Strong and Reinvigorated as Work/Life Roles Shift

 

4:10-5:30pm

Reflection and Sharing Session for Bereaved Parents Who Have Lost a Child

Figuring Out How We Can Best Contribute to the Success and Well-Being of the Next Generation

Coming to Terms with the Realities of Aging and Mortality

Avenues of Aging and Advanced Care Planning

Exploring and Assessing the Imprint of Our Harvard Years on Our Lives

Changing Priorities and Commitments around Work and Life in the SecondHalf of Our 60s

The Pandemic’s Impact on Our Lives, Now and Going Forward

(Re)Assessing the Role of Spirituality and Religion in Our Lives

(Re)Examining the Role of Creativity in Our Lives

Keeping Relationships with Spouses/Life Partners Strong and Reinvigorated as Work/Life Roles Shift

   

NOTE: Efforts are underway to enable remote classmates who wish to participate to do so via Zoom, for the  topics:  “Coming to Terms with the Realities of Aging and Mortality” and "Personal reflection session for bereaved parents who have lost a child”.  Please see the Zoom Gathering webpage for a complete list of Next Chapter programming being made available on Saturday, June 4th -- for classmates not attending the reunion.