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Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life with Louise Aronson
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Dorian Mintzer, Ph.D.  BCC -- Retirement Expert Dorian Mintzer, Ph.D. BCC -- Retirement Expert
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Dateline: Boston , MA
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

 

Physician and Award-winning author, Dr. Louise Aronson, a noted Harvard- trained geriatrician will discuss her book, Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, and provide an essential, empathic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life. She will share stories from her personal and professional life, and, drawing from history, science, literature, and popular culture, offer a powerful roadmap for how we can approach old age–full of joy, wonder, frustration, and outrage. She offers hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself.

With modern increases in human lifespans, the period of elderhood-what Aronson calls the third and final stage of life, after childhood and adulthood-may now span forty or more years of our lives. But in American society, at the very moment that we are living longer than ever before, we have turned old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, disparaged, neglected, and denied, as we try to avoid the signs of our own aging and mortality.

From her personal and professional experiences, she envisions a large-scale shift in society’s – and medicine’s – attitude toward aging, made up of crucial adjustments in how we see the changes in each other’s and our own bodies, how we care for older people, how we set doctors’ salaries and bill patients, and ultimately, how we conceive of the final third of life: not as an ending or decline, but as yet another stage of life with its hardships and challenges, opportunities and joys.

In this program, you will be challenged to:

  • Re-examine the meaning of aging
  • Recognize how our views of aging and medical practices reflect a broken system that often exacerbates problems of aging.
  • Reframe our later decades to better prepare for and thrive in those final years.
  • Transform our views about aging and lead us to make different choices for ourselves and in policy, ones that improve the experience of elderhood.

All the details of our upcoming call are below:

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 6 AM Hawaiian)

Topic: Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

Speaker: Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, a Harvard trained Physician, Geriatrician, Educator, and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

About Dr. Louise Aronson

Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, is a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, professor of medicine at UCSF, and the author of the New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist for Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Aronson has received the Gold Professorship in Humanism in Medicine, the California Homecare Physician of the Year award, and the American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Teacher of the Year award. Her writing credits include her prior book, A History of the Present Illness: Stories, as well as the New York Times, Atlantic, Washington Post, Discover, Vox, JAMA, Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine, and she has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Morning Edition, Politico, Kaiser Health News, Tech Nation, and the New Yorker.

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Dorian Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D., BCC (Board Certified Coach) is a coach, therapist, teacher and writer with extensive clinical experience. She speaks to professional and community groups. As a coach, she helps women, men, and couples reinvent themselves in the second half of life. She is a co-founder of Certified Retirement Coaching 2.0., the founder of the Boomers and Beyond Special Interest Group for interdisciplinary professionals, and founder and host of a monthly webinar on the 4th Tuesday of each month: Revolutionize Your Retirement Interview with Experts Series for professionals and the public.  She weaves adult development, holistic life planning, and positive psychology into programs that tap and shape clients’ energies into roadmaps for wiser, more enhanced living.

She has written about many topics pertaining to the second half of life and aging. She is co-author of The Couples Retirement Puzzle: 10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating An Amazing New Life Together and has also contributed to Out Of The Box Retirement: Creative Ideas, Role Models, New Possibilities; Rightsourcing Retirement: Best Practices for Employers and Employees; Not Your Mother's Retirement; 70 Things to Do When You Turn 70; 80 Things to do When you Turn 80; Six Secrets For a Happy Retirement; 65 Things to Do When You Retire: Travel; Live Smart After 50!; 65 Things To Do When You Retire; Remarkable and Real; and Making Marriage a Success.  She is also co-producer of The Career Playbook: Second Half Plays.

She’s been featured in a variety of media such as the WSJ, NY Times, USA Today, Washington Post, NPR, ABC Evening News and the Today Show. She delivered a TEDx talk on “Embracing your Bonus Years: A Time to Grow, Learn and Evolve.”

For more information on Dorian Mintzer, visit her at https://www.revolutionizeretirement.com. Her book is available for purchase on Amazon.com.

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