Senior Lecture Series
Sunday, May 21, 2017: Aging at Home, Molly Rees Gavin, President of CT Community Care
Moderator Julia Rosa and the John P. Webster Library invite you to the last session in our Senior Lecture Series, as we welcome Molly Rees Gavin, President of CT Community Care (CCCI). Ms. Rees-Gavin will speak to us about how elders or individuals with disabilities can live on their own terms in their own communities by working with various care agencies to determine their personal goals. A light lunch will be provided.

In addition to the lecture series, the First Church Senior Resource Manual for seniors and their families provides information on care options, legal matters, illness, spirituality, local transportation options, and more. The resource manual is now available in the JPW Library.

Book Discussions


The JPW Library hosts two book groups, one weekly and one monthly. 

Awakening the Spirit Book Discussion

Mondays from noon – 1:30 p.m. from September-May

Our next book starting in May: Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott. Where do we find meaning in life? Anne Lamott suggests starting by “facing a great, big mess – especially the great big mess of our-selves.” That’s crucial, she says, to forming a compassionate heart – and to forming deeper, generous connections with others.  Copies of the book are available in the library, please bring your lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided. Our discussions are led by Rev. Susan Izard.

Food for Thought Book Group
First Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. from October – May

Thursday, June 1st, at 5:30 pm in the JPW Library
Our next book: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. This is the last meeting this program year, and we decided to end on an uplifting note with the book everyone is talking about. Please join us if you are able! Books are available through the Library. Please bring your own supper; beverages will be provided.