CALIFORNIA: My mother in law, Alice never attended college as a young person. She’s making up for lost time now though. Twice a week she packs a lunch and goes to the local community college for the Learning In Retirement series of classes. You might find your aging parent in class somewhere, too. She loves it. There’s Trials of the Century, taught by a retired lawyer. And then there’s Controversial Issues.
Last week, my husband, Mikol, who is a psychologist, was visiting her and he went along to class. The topic of the day was medical marijuana. The instructor led the discussion by asking the class, which consisted of about 50 seniors, what their experience was and what their opinions were on using medical marijuana. The group had many elderly retired professionals in it: doctors, lawyers, accountants and others. Some were not formally educated, though it appeared there were many thoughtful people of all backgrounds contributing to the discussion. [Read more…]