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Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Aging

Life Lessons From Under Eight Till Over Eighty

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, 2-4PM

Registration and Check-in 1:30-2PM

Judith Viorst, Guest Speaker

Space is limited.

General admission $50

All are welcome.

Fees for Continuing Education Credits

Regular $60

Member Level:

  • Contributing $48
  • Sustaining $42
  • Silver $39
  • Gold $36

Current WSP Student $20


2 credit hours

Ms Viorst will draw on her writings from her books of poetry and prose, for children and adults,to discuss--both seriously and humorously-- a number of life lessons that can help make the aging process go smoother: lessons about such matters as growing and changing and standing on our own, about love and connection and friendship and loss and control, about marriage, parenting, and new definitions of happiness.


Judith Viorst was born and raised in New Jersey, moving to Washington in
1960.. She received a B.A. in history from Rutgers University, and in 1981, after six
years of study, she graduated from the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.She has
been married for 58 years to writer Milton Viorst, and is the mother of three sons and and the grandmother of seven perfect grandchildren.

She is the author of ten books of poetry for adults, with an eleventh--NEARING
NINETY and Other Comedies of Late Life--coming out in April 2019. She has also
written a novel and six non-fiction books, including NECESSARY LOSSES, which was on
the New York Times best seller list for almost two years. In addition to her seventeen books for adults, she is the author of twenty-four books for children. She has also written the play and lyrics for four musicals.



We are full for this afternoon program. But we will hold a waitlist, should cancellations arise.

Email to join the list.


Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the seminar date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.


The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.

The Washington School of Psychiatry has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Washington School of Psychiatry is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School designates each session for a maximum of 2 of AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.