Self-Empowered Aging:

Risks, Growth and Resilience


One Session: Monday, September 16; 10-11:15 AM

Location: Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th St., Urbandale

Cost: $12

Class Limit: 41


Older Iowans make up a significant portion of our population, yet ageism abounds. For those who wish to remain active and productive members of the community, a failure to address ageism and its impact can result in a loss of connection, purpose and identity. Our failure as a society to recognize the value of our older community members marginalizes their participation, minimizes their contributions and denies them their rightful claim to be full participants in all aspects of life. In this course we will discuss what we can do to ensure the fair and just treatment of all members of our community, even the older ones.


Instructor Chantelle Smith is an Assistant Attorney General in the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. She has been with the office for 19 years and focuses primarily on issues and matters affecting older Iowans, including consumer fraud and abuse in later life. She received her undergraduate degree from Drake University and her law degree from the University of Iowa.




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