Reading Group on Elderhood by Louise Aronson

The Wake Forest University Humanities Institute’s Story, Health, & Healing Initiative Presents

elderhoodReading Group: Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson

Thursday, August 1, 2019
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Footnote Coffee & Cocktails, Jade Room
634 W. 4th St., Ste. #120

Louise Aronson, MD, is the author of Elderhood and A History of the Present Illness and is a geriatrician, educator, and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she directs UCSF Health Humanities.

Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, in her new book Elderhood, Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that’s neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy–a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself.

The Wake Forest University Humanities Institute’s Story, Health, & Healing Initiative will sponsor this one-night discussion of Aronson’s book on Thursday, August 1st. Participation is free and open to clinicians, faculty, students, and the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Copies of the book will be provided in advance.

Questions? Contact Aimee Mepham, Humanities Institute Assistant Director at mephamam@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-4028.

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Thank you for your interest in the reading group on Elderhood by Louise Aronson. Unfortunately, we have reached our registration limit. Please look for future reading group opportunities sponsored by the Story, Health, & Healing Initiative.

If you have questions, please contact Aimee Mepham at mephamam@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-4028.

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