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.
The End of Old Age: Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life
- From the Publisher
March 29, 2018
Jewish literature inspires, enriches, and educates the community.
Help support the Jewish Book Council.