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The Elder

Does everyone have the possibility of becoming an Elder? Does Eldering require special talents or gifts?

In this fable about aging in America, follow Samuel Block as he turns 65. He sees a future of decline, dependence and isolation ahead of him—filled with an increasing fear of growing old that nearly everyone experiences. But when a life-changing event occurs, he meets a group of “Elders” whose totally new perspective on aging illuminates another possibility. Observe Samuel’s personal transformation as he changes his outlook on life towards mastery and purpose. He discovers how he can contribute the gifts of age—wisdom, perspective and experience—to others in a way that brings out the best in them.

The Elder by Dr. Marc B. Cooper and James C. Selman (Jim Selman)