Get­ting Good at Get­ting Older

  • From the Publisher
September 1, 2019

The baby boomer gen­er­a­tion trans­formed soci­ety in the 60s and 70s and changed the way the world saw young peo­ple. Now, this gen­er­a­tion is in our 60’s and 70’s, and we are chal­leng­ing assump­tions about aging by liv­ing longer, being more active than our par­ents and grand­par­ents, and sim­ply doing things dif­fer­ent­ly as we age. In the process, we are chang­ing the way the world sees old­er peo­ple. Just as The Jew­ish Cat­a­log gave a gen­er­a­tion the tools to take back Judaism from the staid hands of our elders and reshape it for our time,” Get­ting Good at Get­ting Old­er gives the young old­er” an oppor­tu­ni­ty to dis­cov­er, in Jew­ish tra­di­tion and cul­ture, the tools, resources, and skills need­ed to nav­i­gate the years between matu­ri­ty (build­ing careers/​raising fam­i­lies) and frail old age, and cre­ate a new par­a­digm for grow­ing old­er. It brings humor, irrev­er­ence, play­ful­ness, thought­ful­ness, and more than 4,000 years of Jew­ish expe­ri­ence to the ques­tion of how to shape this new stage of life.

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