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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival: Louise Aronson
March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life
Wednesday, March 25, 7pm
This is a free event; RSVP to Laura Press-Milner, 314-442-3255
Physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson’s Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life. For more than 5,000 years, “old” has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today 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. Geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients to weave a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself.
Following the presentation, Louise Aronson will be signing copies of her book, which will be for sale for $30 at the event. Dessert reception to follow; dietary laws observed.
Sponsored by Barnes-Jewish Hospital
In Partnership with the Jewish Community’s Aging Services Collaborative
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Learning and the Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library