Posted: 14 Jul 2017 11:46 AM PDT
That’s what AARP says about Ashton Applewhite and her book, “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.”
As Ms. Applewhite is appearing as Ithaca College Gerontology Institute’s Distinguished Speaker this fall, we thought it would be AMAZING to read and talk about her book together!
You are invited to join us for a 10 week online community book read or come down to Lifelong on Wednesdays, 10 – 11:00 am, for a group read, culminating in Ms. Applewhite’s appearance at Ithaca College on Monday, October 23, 2017.
Chapters start to be rolled out weekly on August 14th, 2017, but new participants are still welcome!
About the Book:
From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old, that wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people useless.
Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too -until she realized where the prejudice comes from & the damage it does.
Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks
traces Applewhite’s journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life.
The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute is partnering with Lisa Kendall, Clinical Gerontologist and pro-aging advocate, to offer this conversation about age & aging in America.