Older Adults Restorying Their Lives

By Lisa D. Grant

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, February 2011

The author discusses the book "Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom" by anthropologist Mary Catherine Bates, which is an examination of the "second adulthood" experienced by many after age 60, characterized by wisdom and experience in combination with being released from many kinds of daily responsibilities. The author draws implications from this book for the Jewish community, asking how the Jewish community can provide learning contexts, content, and settings that both honor and value older adults and also motivate them to contribute to their communities in creative and active ways.

Topic: Retirement, Engagement, Publications, Aging, Adult Education, Elderly

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/no.677

Page Number(s): 13-14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Identifier: issn: 0049-0385

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Grant, Lisa D. Older Adults Restorying Their Lives. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. February 2011: 13-14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8237


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