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How to Age with Vitality, Dignity, and Humor

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM

Cultural Programs
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Little Falls Village presents "How to Age with Vitality, Dignity, and Humor” with Chris Palmer, author, speaker, former professor and wildlife filmmaker. Chris will give an entertaining and interactive workshop on how to get the most out of life and live with more joy, success, and fulfillment. He will discuss what’s important, how to find purpose and meaning, and how to live fully especially as we grow older. The workshop is about actively designing our lives rather than drifting forward, reacting to what happens to us, and how to behave in ways that are true to our most honorable, generous, and best selves. Palmer serves on the Board of Montgomery Hospice, is writing a book on aging successfully, is a hospice volunteer, and runs an "aging well" group for the Bethesda Metro Area Village. During his filmmaking career, he swam with dolphins and whales, came face-to-face with sharks and Kodiak bears, camped with wolf packs, and waded hip-deep through Everglade swamps. Over the past thirty-five years, he has spearheaded the production of more than 300 hours of original programming for prime-time television and the IMAX film industry, work that won him and his colleagues many awards, including two Emmys and an Oscar nomination. He has written seven books, the latest is on how to find meaning and success in life and will be published by Rowman & Littlefield this coming spring. In 2004, Chris joined the full-time faculty of American University where he taught filmmaking and founded the Center for Environmental Filmmaking. He also created a popular class called Design Your Life for Success. He retired from AU in 2018. He has eight grandchildren, was a standup comic, and has advanced degrees from London and Harvard. He has jumped out of helicopters, worked on an Israeli kibbutz, and was a high school boxing champion. His website is