MANCHESTER - The Israel Congregation of Manchester (ICM) and the Spicer Centers will be presenting "Letting Go of 'I Used To,'" a panel discussion on making a virtue of aging, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in ICM's social hall.

In a brief introduction, moderator Sherri Alper, psychotherapist and co-founder of the Spicer Centers, will touch on what the Jewish tradition has to say about aging and loss.

Lively panelists, all of whom have successfully come to grips with many "used to's," will speak about the downs and ups of their own journeys into their later years. Panelists include Annie Schlesinger, social worker and author; Paula McCann, attorney; Doris Bass, retired publishing executive; and Robert Davidson, singer, actor, and athlete.

Time will be reserved for a question and answer period that should be both stimulating and engaging.

All are invited to attend. Admission is by free-will donation to help support the programming provided by ICM to the larger community.

For further information, email Doris Bass at