Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

06/13/2019

Free Live Jazz most Thursdays

Jun 13, 4pm to 6pm, The Musical Offering Cafe, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Louise Aronson presents Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, an essential, empathetic look at a vital but little respected stage of life.

"In the latter years there are possibilities for joy, transcendence, and meaning, but also for just the opposite. Aronson writes like a memoirist while giving us scientific insight, philosophical wisdom, and wise counsel for a journey and destination we all share. Elderhood is a lovely and thoughtful exploration of this voyage."--Abraham Verghese

To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Elderhood by speaking to a bookseller or ordering through our website. Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life Cover Image Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life (Hardcover)

For more than 5,000 years, "old" has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet at the very moment that humans are living longer than ever before, we've made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, denigrated, neglected, and denied.

Jun 13, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Mrs Dalloway's Bookstore, 2904 College Ave, Berkeley