04/14/16 – A Talk with New York Times columnist Paula Span
The New Old Age: Rethinking Our Long Lifespans
An Afternoon with New York Times columnist Paula Span
Talk and Reception in honor of WELC Board Member, Lois Steinberg, for her commitment to enriching the lives of the elderly, and for her leadership in ensuring access to the critical resources necessary for healthy living.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
3 to 5 pm
Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Sarah Lawrence College, 915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville
Free and Open to the Public
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Paula Span, who writes The New Old Age column for The New York Times, will explore the extraordinary social, cultural and individual changes and challenges wrought by our lengthening lifespans. From finding purpose as we age, to developing new responses, to rethinking the way our lives end, we are once again faced with a generational shift that will call on our collective wisdom, creativity and courage.
- WELC/Live With Care
- Sarah Lawrence College Masters Program in Health Advocacy
- At Home on the Sound
Underwritten by NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
Paula Span, a former staff writer for The Washington Post, is a veteran journalist. Her freelance articles have appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Glamour, Esquire and Smithsonian. Her book, When the Time Comes: Families with Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions, was published by Hachette in 2009 and is currently available as an eBook. She has written The New Old Age, which explores aging and caregiving, for The New York Times since 2009, first as a blog, now as a twice-monthly print and online column. Ms. Span also trains the next generation of journalists as a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
Lois Steinberg is president emerita and co-founder of The Center for Aging in Place, an affiliate of Village-to-Village Network, which is expanding the “Village Movement” throughout Westchester County. She is founding director of the Medicare Rights Center’s Westchester programs, where she conducted the award-winning SOS (Seniors Out Speaking) Medicare program. Her previous careers included policy and marketing research, public relations, and education advocacy. She is a board member of Westchester End-of-Life Coalition (WELC), and former board member of Volunteer New York! She holds two degrees in sociology, an M.A. from Columbia University, a Ph.D. from Fordham University, and an M.A. from the Sarah Lawrence College Health Advocacy Program. For her pioneering work in health advocacy, she was named a 2006 Purpose Prize Fellow by Civic Ventures, a national award given to recognize Americans over 60 who are leading a new age of social innovation.