Dr. Karl Pillemer set to speak on April 21st at The Greenwich
Library on “Living and Loving: Advice from the Oldest (and Wisest)
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Commission on Aging, The Greenwich Library, At Home
in Greenwich and Compass Care, LLC continue their sponsorship
of the Distinguished Speaker Series on Successful Healthy Aging &
Caregiving. The second talk, “Living and Loving: Advice from the
Oldest (and Wisest) Americans,” will be held this April 21st
at The Greenwich Library at 7:00 pm presented by Karl A. Pillemer. Dr.
Pillemer is a Professor of Human Development at Cornell University and
Professor of Gerontology at the Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the
founder and director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research
on Aging, a center that uses research to solve the practical problems of
older people. An internationally renowned gerontologist, his research
examines how people develop and change throughout their lives. He has
authored five books, over 100 scientific publications, and speaks
throughout the world on aging-related issues.
In a recent set of studies, Dr. Pillemer set out to learn what older
people know about life that the rest of us don’t. This project led to
the book: 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the
Wisest Americans. His second book is entitled 30 Lessons for
Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and
Marriage. Dr. Pillemer speaks nationally and internationally on the
life-changing potential of advice from elders, and his work has received
extensive media attention, including profiles on the PBS NewsHour, CBS
This Morning, Fox and Friends, and many more.
Registration is recommended, but is not required (http://tinyurl.com/jt6hqwc).
Our third Distinguished Speaker Series talk is set for the fall with the
date still to be determined. The subject will be on Caregiving and our
distinguished speaker will be Paula Span, writer for the New York Times
and professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
As always, attendance at all talks in the Distinguished Speaker Series
is free of any charge.
The Commission on Aging is the Town agency responsible for
the needs of Greenwich’s older residents. The Commission plans and
coordinates services to meet the needs of older adults and also
advocates for elder issues.
The Greenwich Library’s mission is to provide exceptional
resources, programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong
learning and to offer a welcoming place for people to gather and share
At Home in Greenwich Inc. provides Greenwich residents, 50
years and older, professional guidance to meet life’s challenges and
live confidently in their own homes as they grow older. Through trusted
personal assistance, vetted support services, social connections, events
and information, help is just a phone call away.
Compass Care, LLC is a concierge care management and
private duty home care company. Founded by a renowned geriatrician and
managed by gerontologists, Compass Care offers the highest quality care
planning and home health care services for older adults.