Aging Wisely... Wisdom of Our Elders

December 18, 2017

Irving I. Silverman and his daughter Ellen Beth Siegel, PsyD, William James alumna, have published a compendium of essays by a group of 75 seniors and professionals on topics about how we age. William James College contributors include:

  • Ellen Beth Siegel, PsyD, alumna, Stroke; When Social Security is Not Enough; Coping with Terminal Illness; Death with Dignity
  • Stephanie Batista, MA, student, Health Changes in Older Age
  • Ricardo Bianco, PsyD, alumnus and faculty, Aging and Spirituality
  • Nicholas Covino, PsyD, president, Developing the Skill of Optimism
  • Rachael Falk, MA, student, Religion as a Resource for Comfort in Bereavement
  • Jason Holland, PhD, former faculty, Finding Meaning in the Face of Life Difficulties; A Meditation on Death and Aging; and Leaving Nothing Unfinished in Life and Death
  • Roberta Horn, PsyD, alumna, Living Well on a Fixed Income; and Living fully to the End of Life: The Hospice Choice
  • Stanley Rosenzweig, PhD*, trustee emeritus, Heal Yourself, Heal the World
  • Erlene Rosowsky, PsyD, alumna and faculty, Aging Easier
  • Jenny Yen, MA, PsyD, alumna, Intergenerational Dialogue
  • Aladdin Ossorio, PsyD, alumnus and director, SageMind, Brain Health: Twenty-First Century Science on Sustaining Memory and Thinking as We Age

*Deceased

“Ellen and her father have created an evocative and useful book on successful aging. It offers advice that ranges from expecting and coping with loss to preparing a memorial. There are a number of beautifully open essays about painful and complicated losses and life events that provide food for reflective thought.” —Dr. Nicholas Covino