Master Class: Living Longer, Stronger, and Happier

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Center Street, Jun 26, 2012 - Self-Help - 336 pages
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They can be seen in communities throughout the country-- those amazingly hale, hearty, and happy older folks who are having fun, have a million friends, are sharp as tacks, and look like they'll live forever. Their secret-- revealed and explained in MASTER CLASS-- is an active lifestyle that blends moving, thinking, socializing and creating.

Through inspirational stories from active seniors, supported by the latest research in the fields of psychology and neuro-science, MASTER CLASS shows how to build an enriching lifestyle on the foundation of favorite activities. Author Peter Spiers, Senior Vice President of Road Scholar, the top-notch life-long learning organization, provides easy-to-follow charts that allow readers to break out of their daily routines into Moving/Thinking/Socializing/Creating. By filling the gaps with a selection from 25 "Master Activities," such as learning a musical instrument, playing tennis, volunteering and more, they'll create a happy, holistic, brain-healthy lifestyle that's rich and meaningful.
 

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Contents

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Foreword
Introduction
PART I
CHAPTER ONE
What this book is about
CHAPTER TWO
Why has this new life stage emerged only now?
3 Master Activities Rich in Moving
4 Dreams Interview 2
6 Laying the Groundwork for Educational Travel
CHAPTER SEVEN
1 Administrative Task
2 301 Master Activities Rich in Creating
3 Dreams Interview 3
4 Volunteering Master Activities

Elderhostel Road Scholar and the new Seventh Age
Discovering the Master Way of Life
The Elephant in the Room
CHAPTER THREE
Moving
Creating
Thinking
Putting it all together
The Deans List
PART II
Master Class Overview
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CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
1 Selfassessment
2 Dreams Interview
3 Course Requirements
4 101 Master Activities Rich in Socializing
CHAPTER SIX
Introduction
2 Administrative Tasks
5 Dream Focusing ExerciseVolunteering
6 Master Class 301 Credit Tracking Chart
7 Master Class 301 Final Exam
CHAPTER EIGHT
Introduction
3 Master Activities Rich in Thinking
4 Dream Focusing Exercise
5 Master Class 401 Credit Tracking Chart
CHAPTER NINE
Case Study 2Jerry P
CHAPTER TEN
Chapter Three
The Deans List
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Ten
Contents
Copyright
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Peter Spiers is Senior Vice President at Boston-based not-for-profit Road Scholar where he is responsible for strategic planning, marketing and communications, and research. Prior to joining Road Scholar, he worked for 17 years at Rodale, Inc. as publisher, group publisher, and vice president for strategic planning.

He is a graduate of Harvard College, the London School of Economics, and the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth. He is the co-author of "The Group House Handbook" (Acropolis, 1982) and editor of "The Elderhostel Odyssey" (Elderhostel, 2005).

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