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Dec 082013

I have started this post as a place for Evolve participants and friends of Evolve to post recommendations for books, articles and videos.

To get us started, here is a recommendation from Kale Hedstrom, a member of the current Evolve for Wellness class in the Hamline Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul:

This book was reviewed in the Nov. 16th edition of the Economist magazine. The book is Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing. By Lynne Segal. Verso, 2013. Lynne Segal is a psychology professor at the University of London, and the review points to a British and European view of aging.

Here is a quote, “If old age is not to be ‘an absurd parody of our former life,’ she wrote, it is essential to ‘go on pursuing ends that give our existence meaning’, such as devotion to other people, causes and creative work.” Read the article.

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  1. Here are some books I’ve found meaningful that I’ll bring to the Jan. 11 Evolve class to share. – Warren Wolfe

    “Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose.” Richard J. Leider (Minneapolis career coach and corporate consultant). Berrett-Koehler, 2004. 150 pp

    “From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision for Growing Older.” Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Warner Books, 1995, 303 pp.

    “Purpose and Power in Retirement: New Opportunities for Meaning and Significance.” Harold G. Koenig, M.D. (Founder and Director o the Duke University Center for the Study of Religion/Spirituality and Health). Templeton Foundation Press, 2002, 203 pp.

    “True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership.” Bill George (Harvard professor and former CEO at Medtronic). John Wiley and Sons, 2007, 247 pp.

    “What Are Older People For? How Elders Will Save the World.” William H. Thomas M.D. (developer of the Green House concept for nursing homes). VanderWyk & Burnham, 2004, 370 pp.

    “Community and Caring: Older persons, Intergenerational Relations and Change in an Urban Community,” (interviews with elders in Northeast Minneapolis), Harley Carl Schreck, Bethel College. University Press of America, 2000, 197.pp

    “Aging in America: The Years Ahead.” Essays and photos, Julie Winokur and Ed Kashi, PowerHouse Books, 2003, 253 pp.