Segments in this Video

Avoiding Isolation (03:22)


Dr. Papell is honored at her 90th birthday celebration. Her vision is getting progressively worse and the computer provides a way to keep in touch with friends and associates.

"Are You Afraid of Dying?" (02:10)

Dr. Papell was excited to be the subject of a presentation on the theory of aging. Interviewees respond to a question about the fear of dying.

How it Feels When a Friend Dies (01:54)

Dr. Papell recalls her mother trying to talk about dying. Interviewees respond to a question about losing a beloved friend. Papell recently lost work friends.

Finding Commonality (01:49)

Dr. Papell is horrified for the future of her grandchildren when thinking about the "terrible reality of this world today." Interviewees reflect on the value of their lives.

Affirming Spirituality (01:20)

Four years after beginning work on her presentation, Dr. Papell feels she is in a new stage of aging.

911 Opportunity (01:52)

Dr. Papell describes approaching a guarded Afghan Islamic mosque after 911 and meeting Afifa Yusufi.

Women for Afghan Women (02:53)

Dr. Papell revives her passion for the piano. Her new passions are staying connected with new Afghan women friends and cross-stitching.

"Stage of Leaving" (01:43)

James Hillman's book, "The Force of Character And the Lasting life", gave Dr. Papell a new way of thinking about what she was feeling while writing her paper on aging.

Dealing With Pain (01:37)

Dr. Papell discusses living with the expectation of body pain.

The Treatment of Alcoholism Workshop (00:43)

In 1994 Dr. Papell designed a workshop for alcoholism and gave four presentations at the Oglala Lakota College.

"Taking Action That Feels Just Right" (02:50)

The decision to marry was difficult for Dr. Papell; it meant hurting her mother. Taking her husband to a nursing home was the hardest thing she'd ever done.

"The Layers" (Credits) (02:16)

Dr. Papell reads a poem by Stanley Kunitz. Credits: Experiencing Aging

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Experiencing Aging

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In her thought provoking paper, Experiencing Aging, Catherine Papell, MSW, DSW, Professor Emerita and social worker extraordinaire, reflects on the process of aging, observing her own personal journey as a lens through which she focuses her unique wisdom. After a productive successful life, Dr. Papell continues to leave her mark on the hearts and psyche of everyone she teaches. With a dedication to teaching, Dr. Papell has taught many facets of social work curriculum as a Professor at Adelphi University School of Social Work. She was the driving force in the creation of the Association for Advancement of Social Work with Groups, AASWG, an international society.

Length: 25 minutes

Item#: BVL54418

ISBN: 978-0-81609-036-5

Copyright date: ©2010

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