CREDIT Aging Matters: Finding Meaning & Purpose in Senior Years (APPL549)

September 27, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Lecture Hall, Carey Centre
5920 Iona Drive
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T
Faith Knoll


Offered by Regent College and Carey Theological College

You may also register as a seminar participant for any or all of the first three Saturdays.

Credit students will register with their college, either Carey Theological College or Regent College.

* parking is $6/day.  Please call Reception by Thursday at 4:00 p.m. if you would like to pre-purchase a lunch entree in our on-site cafeteria.  Lunch is $9.50.    604.224.4308.

Course Description

Every ten seconds someone in North America becomes a senior. This demographic reality has inspired both fear and hope. In this course we will explore the challenges and opportunities of becoming a senior, including critical issues such as diminished energy, the search for significance, continuing to work after work, calling and service in the world and church. This course is designed to help those needing to address the issues of aging—whether seniors themselves or people working with seniors (e.g., pastors, counsellors, social workers)—from a Christian perspective. In light of the realities of aging, the course will address the issues of vocation, meaning and security, and spirituality. There will be lectures, case studies, interviews and guests. There are no prerequisites for the course and the experience can be attributed to a graduate program or simply be a learning encounter.

Graduate syllabus: APPL549_Stevens_fall2014

Undergraduate syllabus: APPL 149_Stevens_fall2014

REGISTER FOR CREDIT ($320/graduate credit; $250/undergraduate credit)

REGISTER FOR SATURDAY SEMINARS ($90/seminar  or $250/3 seminar package)