At the End of the Day

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Strategic Book Publishing, Sep 1, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 132 pages
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The book starts by asking what is creative aging? And suggests it involves a long process that grows from all of life's experience, if you have the courage to learn the lessons given to you by your own unique life journey. It shows how difficult it is to age positively in a culture that denies and denigrates aging. At age 85, the author, Ruby Abrahams uses her own experience and that of others she has known, to suggest ways of examining the life experience, so that lessons can be learned. Thus, older people become 'elders' growing in their own wisdom and contributing with that wisdom to their families and communities.

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About the author (2008)

Ruby Millar Abrahams was born and lived in Britain until she moved to the U.S in 1959. During World War II she served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service. She graduated from the London School of Economics with a BA in sociology, then a Master’s in social work. In the U.S. she graduated with an MA in sociology from Columbia University. After a stint in theater (London) and television (New York), her professional life included research in health and geriatric care at Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools, then at the Institute for Health Policy at Brandeis University (geriatric studies). During this time, she published several book chapters and research articles in professional journals, and also gave presentations at gerontological conferences. She retired in 1993 and later moved to Florida for seven years, then to Portland, Oregon. Her memoir, “An Unintended Life”, was published in 2001.

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