Remember the “generation gap”? If I remember, we were a big part of that in the 60′s and 70′s. Time moves on, as they say, and it seems that we are part of another generation gap that may present us with some interesting opportunities and challenges. Certainly, within a Jewish values context, there is a lot to consider.
I took a relatively early retirement from my Pediatric practice of 35 years, leaving at age 60 after preparing several years for my family’s financial and my practice’s well- being. Plenty of planning. I knew that I would have more time to do expected things such as travel, sleep, go to the gym, nap, attend Shabbat services and Torah Study, sleep, do projects around the house, nap, do more studying, and sleep (I was sleep deprived for 40 years by my education and profession). Further, I envisioned the possibility to deeply engage in 2 of my primary hobbies, working on cars and engineering live sound at music performances. Remaining involved in medicine and health care reform, as I was throughout my career, was totally NOT in the picture. Read more
Aging in America, the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging takes place March 28–April 1 in Washington, DC. The ASA Conference, with more than 3,000 attendees, is recognized as a showcase for programs and projects that can be replicated, a forum for policy discussion and advocacy, and a prime source of information on new research findings in aging. It is the largest gathering of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals from the fields of aging, healthcare and education, along with business leaders from across the United States. Get more information or register for the conference here.
Now, in Seekers of Meaning, his newest and most personal work to date, he explores how the notion of a caring community can be transformative for individuals, particularly baby boomers struggling with issues of aging and mortality.
Rabbi Richard Address has devoted his career to helping transform synagogues into caring communities. Now, in his most personal work to date, he explores how the notion of a caring community can be transformative for individuals, particularly baby boomers struggling with issues of aging and mortality.