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What’s in An Age? with Louise Aronson, M.D.

St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, NORC, Center for Jewish Learning, and Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library present

What’s in An Age?

Louise Aronson, M.D.

Wednesday, March 25, at 7 pm

Staenberg Family Complex
Arts & Education Building
2 Millstone Campus Dr., 63146


Louise Aronson is  a physician and award-winning author. Her book, Elderhood, is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life. For more than 5,000 years, “old” has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet at the very moment that humans are living longer than ever before, we’ve made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, denigrated, neglected, and denied. Geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients to weave a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself.

Dessert reception to follow; dietary laws observed. Elderhood will be available for purchase for $30, and Louise will sign copies of her book at the conclusion of the program.

Free event. Registration is requested. For additional information or to register, contact Laura Press-Milner at 314-442-3255 or

Sponsored by the J. Co-Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Learning, Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library, and NORC. Partnership with the Jewish Community’s Aging Services Collaborative.