Growth and Meaning in Later Life

A message rooted in Victor Frankl’s understanding of life as a “search for meaning,” which he defines through three sources of that meaning. Longer life expectancy is forcing us to rethink what gives live meaning and purpose in “the third age” of life (post-retirement), challenging prevailing cultural assumptions that this stage of life should be defined […]

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John and Susan McFadden, co-authors of Aging Together: Dementia, Friendship and Flourishing Communities (John Hopkins, 2011) who are known here and abroad for their friendly approach to aging, will speak about  how “senility haunts the landscape of the self-made man” when fear and anxiety about aging arise from conflicting societal demands. Susan McFadden retired as […]

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