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Date(s) - 03/12/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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at the Park Slope Center for Successful Aging
Author of the New York Times Bestseller Book “Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old”
In Conversation with
Executive Director of Heights and Hills and Advocate for Successful Aging
When journalist John Leland set out to chronicle a year in the lives of six New Yorkers age 85 and older, he was prepared to write about the challenges of aging. What he found, beyond the challenges, was that each lived with surprising lightness and contentment – upending the usual notions of aging.
Join author John Leland and Judy Willig, advocate for successful aging, as they discuss the fact that “aging” is a process that begins when we are born. Share John’s realization that the power of “gratitude and resilience and purpose” can make a positive difference in our lives at every age.
Heights and Hills is one of Brooklyn’s largest nonprofit providers of supportive services for older adults 60 and better. The Park Slope Center for Successful Aging, a program of Heights and Hills, is a thriving community focal point for active older adults. For additional information, visit www.heightsandhills.org.
The Park Slope Center for Successful Aging is funded under a contract with the New York City Department for the Aging.