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AgeOn with Nancy Davis Kho, Author of “The Thank-You Project”

November 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Discover why writing letters of gratitude create connection, resilience and joy.

Date: Monday, November 16th, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Place: online. You will receive your Zoom entrance link two days before the event, after you have registered.

Cost: Free, but we welcome donations. If you wish to donate, skip the free ticket section, enter an amount at “Donation Ticket,” and pay what you wish. IOA thanks you!

If you seek 1.0 professional Continuing Education Units, please note this in your reservation. There will be no charge for this.

Also note that BBS no longer delivers CEs. CAMFT does offer CEs to LCSWs.

On Monday evening, November 16th, IOA welcomes Nancy Davis Kho to an Institute on Aging AgeOn online event, in which Nancy will demonstrate how letters of gratitude build resilience and bonds with community, and how they can even rewire your brain. She’ll make a case for analog expression over digital, and will prove how how even one letter written can change one’s life.

No matter your age or walk of life, emerging research on the science of happiness and gratitude shows that active appreciation of the formative people in your life, both past and present, can make a positive and lasting change in your happiness levels – and The Thank-You Project is a roadmap for how to make it happen.

About Nancy Davis Kho:

Nancy Davis Kho is a speaker, author, and podcaster whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Salon.com. Nancy’s book THE THANK-YOU PROJECT: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time was published by Running Press in December, 2019. Nancy covers “the years between being hip and breaking one” at MidlifeMixtape.com and on the Midlife Mixtape Podcast, available on all major podcast platforms. The Midlife Mixtape Podcast won a 2020 Iris Award as Podcast of the Year and was included in Wall Street Journal’s list of “8 Podcasts for Anyone Nervously Facing Retirement.” Nancy has been both champion and judge in the acclaimed international comedy-lit improv show, Literary Death Match. You can find out more at www.DavisKho.com, and find Nancy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Nancy is from upstate New York and now lives with her husband and two daughters in Oakland, California.

Praise for The Thank-You Project

“Research shows that writing a gratitude letter affirms positive things in your life and reminds you how others have cared for you; life seems less bleak and lonely if someone has taken such a supportive interest in us. Nancy Davis Kho’s The Thank-You Project gives readers the tools, the motivation, and the direction to write such letters—and entertains them in the process.” —Christine Carter, PhD, sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and author of Raising Happiness and The Sweet Spot

“This warm-hearted, joyful book brims with practical experience and good stories. It is truly something to be thankful for, because it reminds us all of the miracle that is gratitude.” —Jonathan Rauch, author of The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50

“After reading’s Nancy delightful book, I have added the Thank-You Project to my list of life goals. She has managed to create an inspirational, yet refreshingly unsentimental treatise on gratitude. With poignancy rooted in her story of loss, and practical tips that include writing prompts and her ‘three S’s’ method, you will notice and savor more examples of goodness in your life and feel authentically happier.”— Kelsey Crowe, co-author of There Is No Good Card For This: What To Do and Say When Life is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to the People You Love

“I am sold. With warmth, humor and the kind of joy that can only from knowing that things get tough and you’re still standing, Nancy Davis Kho convinced me to start my own Thank-You Note project—even though I’m pretty sure I still owe my Aunt Judy one from my tenth birthday. This is a book I’ll be thinking about and sharing for years to come.” —KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent, and lead editor of former New York Times blog The Motherlode


Continuing Education for this program will be available at no extra charge (1.0 Continuing Education Units): BRN; CAMFT (serves LCSW/MFT/LPCC/LEP); MCLE (Attorneys/Fiducaries).

Date: Monday, November 16th, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Place: online. You will receive your Zoom entrance link after you have registered. Check your registration/confirmation email.

CostFree, but we welcome donations. If you wish to donate, skip the free ticket section, enter an amount at “Donation Ticket,” and pay what you wish. IOA thanks you!

If you seek 1.0 professional Continuing Education Units, please note this in your reservation. There will be no charge for this.

Also note that BBS no longer delivers CEs. CAMFT does offer CEs to LCSWs.

For further information or cancellation (within 24 hours prior to event), in addition to questions, grievances, concerns, and special accommodations for disabilities, please contact Caitlin Morgan, Education Manager, Institute on Aging, at cmorgan@ioaging.org, or (415) 750-4114.

All Continuing Education certificates will be delivered digitally, within 12 working days of the event. After the program, an evaluation-test will be provided to all CE registrants, who must turn in their evaluation by email, in order to qualify for a CE certificate.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Provider # CEP13610, for 1 Contact Hour

CAMFT: Institute on Aging is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for this program. IOA maintains responsibility for the course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 1 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT provider number is #135377.

State Bar of California (MCLE) : Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hours of continuing education credit for Attorneys & Licensed Fiduciaries (Provider #13264).

Funding for this program is provided by the JULIAN S. DAVIS, MD, LECTURESHIP FUND



November 16, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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