Dancer, author, actress and playwright Ruth Beckford is hosting a workshop on how to stay open to new experiences after the age of 80.
The workshop – “So I live to 80, then what?” – will be held on Saturday, May 18, featuring a panel of women who remain active and continue to pursue new interests in their mature years.
“The challenge is to change our thinking from “waiting to die” to a positive zest for new experiences,” Beckford says.
In addition to Beckford, panelists include Belva Davis, TV journalist and author; Electra Price, genealogist; Careth B. Reid, educator; and Dezie Woods-Jones, educator and activist.
“Many of my younger friends, in their 50s and 60s, are amazed when I tell them I’m 87,” Beckford said. “My distinguished panelists will share their formulas on how to face aging unafraid.”
The workshop will be at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, 410 14th St., in Oakland. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Admission is $25; cash only and please have exact change. Bring your own lunch.
The workshop will end with a Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.