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Speaker takes humorous look at growing old

A Stow Presbyterian Church Wednesday Night Speaker Series Event


Making people laugh is Carolynn Rae’s favorite thing to do.


The freelance writer, entertainer, and former Stow native has tickled audiences’ funny bones about losing weight, exercise, business, and aging. She will bring her unique blend of humor and observations about growing old to open the 2012-2013 speaker series at Stow Presbyterian Church, 4150 Fishcreek Road, on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

“We are really pleased to have Carolynn open our speaker series with something lighthearted and funny,” said Dr. David Weyrick, pastor of Stow Presbyterian Church. “When people can laugh together about shared experiences like getting older, it’s a very positive thing.”

In “Out of My Mature Mind,” Rae encourages her audience to laugh out loud as she sympathizes with the various problems encountered with aging—age spots, creaking joints, and those moments when you just cannot remember what it was you were thinking. Her presentation is appropriate for anyone, but is targeted at audiences age 40-plus.

“I believe laughter is the best defense against life’s setbacks,” Rae says. Her humor is focused on inspiring people to laugh and live life to the fullest. As a writer, Rae has been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Inspiration for the Young at Heart, and is currently editing a humorous book she wrote about life’s ups and downs, as well as writing a series of “help-you” books for women. She is a staff writer for several magazines and has a travel blog.

Upcoming speakers in the series include: Kim Nottingham, a local nurse who wrote her first novel based on encounters with some of her oncology patients (October 3); David Beer, assistant professor of political science at Malone University, who will speak on the influence of Christianity on the presidential elections through U.S. history (November 7); and Consumer Affairs Specialist Christine Gilley, who will present ways to avoid scams and identity theft, reduce telemarketing calls, and obtain truly free credit reports (December 5).

For more information on the Stow Presbyterian Church Wednesday Night Speaker Series, call 330-688-6935 or email info@stowpres.org.


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