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Friday, October 18 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Elderhood Redefined: The Power and Potential of Aging, with Louise Aronson and Chip Conley

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Co-presented by Institute on Aging and MFA @ California Institute of Integral Studies

As the saying goes, growing old is not for sissies. In an era when people are living well into their 80s and 90s, most of us will spetnd more years in elderhood than in childhood, yet we consider old age to be a disease, a condition to be dreaded and disparaged. Helping to turn that tide are two authors who are considered giants in the field of redefining aging. Geriatrician Louise Aronson argues in her book, Elderhood, that our “third act” can be our most brilliant. And Chip Conley, a lauded leader in the business world, posits in Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, that experience in the work place is making a comeback, and that companies are finally waking up to the value of the humility, emotional intelligence, and wisdom that come with age. Come hear these two converse about ways to rock the rocking chair! $15 adv / $20 door

Authors and Participants
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Louise Aronson

Louise Aronson is a graduate of the Warren Wilson Program for Writers and the author of articles, essays and stories that explore the intersection of medicine and life. Her first book, A History of the Present Illness, was a finalist for both the Chautauqua Prize and the PEN America... Read More →
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Chip Conley

Chip Conley, the iconic boutique hotelier who helped Airbnb's founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand, is a New York Times-bestselling author whose manifesto on ageism, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, is inspired by his experience... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CounterPulse 80 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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