San Francisco-based AgeSong Institute has organized a grassroots gathering of pro-aging performing artists, directors, writers and advocates for the inaugural Poetics of Aging conference Nov. 16-19, 2011, to celebrate and explore elderhood and aging as the basis for depth and wisdom. The mission of the conference is to counter the belief that aging is decline and/or disease and to promote a new understanding of old age as a time of growth and potential, not in spite of living longer, but because of it.
The aging of the post-war generation is not a surprise. For decades pundits have warned of a coming intergenerational conflict pitting the needs of aging boomers against younger generations. I was just interviewed on the “Politics of Aging” in regards to my upcoming participation in a panel discussion on the same topic at the Poetics […]