Thanks to Ronni for also posting this excellent video of Bill — HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended:
Dr. William H. Thomas, who was the subject of a two-part TGB Interview last fall and who blogs at Changing Aging, is an extraordinarily good and influential advocate for elders. I consider his book, What Are Old People For?, one of my personal bibles on aging. Anyone who is old, getting old, knows old people or is concerned with issues of aging in terms of our culture, public policy and politics needs to read this book.
But maybe, like me, you already have too many unread books stacked up. If so, at FORA.tv, there is at a lecture Dr. Thomas gave at the Chautauqua Institution last summer that covers some of the high points of the book. It’s long, worth every minute of your time and Dr. Thomas’s enthusiasm for his subject is infectious. If you don’t have time to view it now, do come back later to watch it.