The End of Old Age: Liv­ing a Longer, More Pur­pose­ful Life

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March 29, 2018

Old age is too often defined sole­ly as a time of loss and decline. Even at midlife, we tend to put down our aging selves, pok­ing fun at our fail­ings as if they tell the whole sto­ry of who we are. But in his new book The End of Old Age: Liv­ing a Longer, More Pur­pose­ful Life,” nation­al­ly acclaimed geri­atric psy­chi­a­trist and author Dr. Marc Agronin presents a more hope­ful view of the aging process, cast­ing it as a devel­op­men­tal force that brings unique strengths, includ­ing wis­dom, pur­pose and cre­ativ­i­ty. These strengths are por­trayed in the inspir­ing sto­ries of a Holo­caust sur­vivor who jour­neys back to Auschwitz each year with young Jew­ish stu­dents, a famous aging artist who rein­vent­ed him­self after near­ly dying, and oth­er indi­vid­u­als whom Dr. Agronin has encoun­tered in his long­stand­ing work at one of the largest Jew­ish geri­atric cen­ters in the coun­try. The End of Old Age” con­cludes with a prac­ti­cal action plan to help read­ers iden­ti­fy and lever­age their own emerg­ing strengths to live with greater pur­pose and meaning.

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