Blue Mountain Education and Research Trust

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Book Launch of 'The Wisdom of Age'


Blue Mountain Education and Research Trust cordially invite you to the Book Launch of 'The Wisdom of Age'  - Reflections on Growing Old in the Blue Mountains to be Launched by Trish Doyle at 2 pm, Sunday, 18 September at Our Lady of the Nativity Primary School Lawson. Entrance via 7 Somers Street, Lawson (side gate)

 This inspiring collection of reflections is written by 24 people, all aged eighty years or older and living in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. 

They seek to foster constructive conversation about ageing and how to grow old well, they acknowledge the importance of listening to the voices of those who are making the journey into later life, and their observations refute many of the negative stereotypes that surround ageing prevalent in our society.
These reflections are authentic and courageous in opening topics that are sometimes hard to speak of publicly. They include sources of meaning, faith and spirituality, creativity, social engagement as well as grief, loss, dying and death. 

The reflections embrace examples of the wonderful ways in which individuals can overcome the hard things of life, leading to a new way of being. 

The contributors to The Wisdom of Age are pioneers in gerontology, telling the world what it is really like to continue to live well into later life.

Further details are in the flyer here------------>

The book will be available at Megalong Books, The Turning Page, Blue Dragon Books as well as via