We’ve been told that old age offers us nothing that the adult does not already possess in abundance,” he writes, “but this is a lie.” As children, we’re allowed to explore our identities and try on different roles, realizing that we’re still a work in progress. As adults, we’re acculturated to winnow down those identities (“What do you want to be when you grow up?”), and adults who experience ambiguity around those identities are labeled as flighty, insecure and immature. Dr. Bill homas explores possible paradigms that might enable us, as we transition through adulthood and beyond, to expand those ideas of identity.
Mary Rockefeller Morgan is the daughter of former New York State governor Nelson A. Rockefeller and she lectures on the subject of twin loss and led a bereavement group for those whose twin died in the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster. She will talk about her new book, When Grief Calls Forth the Healing: A Memoir of Losing a Twin. (St. Asaph’s Press)
Dr. Bill Thomas is an internationally recognized expert on aging and was voted by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top 10 Americans shaping aging in the 21st century. He will talk about his new book, Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life. (Simon & Schuster) For free tickets, visit www.SecondWindTour.org.
Peter Simon is the brother of Carly Simon and an iconic Rock N’ Roll photographer, and has a new DVD of 50 years of work behind the camera called “Through the Lens,” a collection of 50 years of photography along with honest discussion about his life. For more information, visit www.PeterSimon.com.
Steve Weisman will discuss File and Suspend Strategy for Social Security.