Our first meeting as a class consisted of going over administrative duties such as the syllabus and content of our course, along with the novels we will come to read. Additionally, we reviewed some examples of past Healthy Aging Projects as well as the Healthy Aging Projects we will collectively put on together this quarter. After reviewing the course content, I can say that I am excited for all that is to come in this program. I admire how this program is different from typical courses I have taken at UC San Diego. Instead of being anxious about upcoming exams and assignments for this course, I feel as if I am preparing myself for an opportunity for learning more about aging populations and how human beings react and interact with the concept of aging. This is subject matter that I have never really come into contact before besides touching upon age distribution among a few populations in a high school course. Since all the elders I have encountered in my life have been relatives or my grandmothers’ friends, I am a bit nervous about approaching and holding conversations with elders that I have no prior relation to. I hope to become more comfortable with this type of interaction over time and am relieved to know that these elders are interested in interacting with us in return. I am glad that we will be able to work collectively to host the Healthy Aging Projects this quarter and feel as if this will be good preparation for us to put on our own projects in the spring. Overall, I am looking forward to the events to come in the Life Course Scholars Program.