A physician, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and author Louise Aronson comes north to discuss her newest book, Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life (Bloomsbury). “Aronson's Elderhood is dazzling, rich with knowledge gleaned from her professional work as a geriatrician, her personal experience as a daughter, her common sense, and her thorough analysis of our social supports and cultural messaging. Her arguments are powerful, and her conclusions are revolutionary. I hope everyone who has a stake in older people, which is ultimately all of us, will read this book.” – Mary Pipher.
“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.
Co-presented by TOWN HALL SEATTLE SCIENCE Series and ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. Tickets and information here.