Six weeks of exploring aging with a group at the Senior Center in Amherst, Massachusetts leads to seven years of discoveries.
“Everyone ages. Some reflect on the process and find ways of retaining vitality in later years. Others are able to use the challenges of aging as a means of building community, thus enhancing their own health and the health of others. Among this last group is the talented psychotherapist, Sara S. Wolff, who led a group of elders through a seven-year journey of exploration and discovery. I highly recommend this book for anyone who cares about the well-being of older people, including, sooner or later, themselves.”
— Faye J. Crosby, Professor of Psychology
University of California, Santa Cruz
“Vital Aging is a sensitive, intelligent portrayal of the challenges of aging in modern society. The women portrayed in this book are pioneers with few role models. They are discovering them-selves in the past and the present, leading the way into the future with humor, grace, and a sense of adventure. Sara Wolff has created a compelling story of the challenges of growing old in today’s society.”
— Cynthia S. Jacelon, PhD CRRN FAAN
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Amherst