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HomeMeaning of Friendship


The Meaning of Friendship as We Grow Older

With Dick Goldberg and SaraKay Smullens

Thursday July 12th, 2018 at 2PM


Join Penn’s Village as we explore yet another privilege of growing older.  Does friendship gain a different— perhaps richer— meaning?  Do we still have a “best friend”?  What are we looking for in new friends? In old friends?  Are your adult children and their partners your friends?  What kind of friend is your partner?

Two uniquely qualified Philadelphians, SaraKay Smullens and Dick Goldberg, will delve into this subject with and for us. 

SaraKay is an award winning clinical social worker and best-selling author, whose work has been published in peer-review journals, newspapers and blogs. Her latest book on burnout and self-care has led to presentations and webinars in this country and abroad.  SaraKay was a consultant to Jennifer Fox’s film, “ The Tale,” based on a true story of sexual abuse of a young teen by coaches she trusted, and stars Ellen Burstyn, Laura Dern and Common.

Dick, who will interview SaraKay and moderate a group discussion is the former national director of Coming of Age, the national older adult civic engagement initiative now based at New York's Presbyterian Senior Services. He is a Guggenheim fellow and the author of Family Business, which ran a year off-Broadway and was a Burns-Mantle Best Play.

We will meet at the historic Athenaeum at 219 South 6th Street.  The handicapped entrance is at the rear of the building.

To register on-line click here. You may also email or call 215.925.7333.   There is no charge for Penn’s Village members and volunteers.  We would appreciate a $5 donation from other guests.  Other guests are welcome to attend three programs before joining and/or volunteering.