A generous and groundbreaking exploration of old-age... whose analytic brilliance is matched by their personal honesty. The contributions are as stimulating as good social science research and as captivating as a good novel. Anyone who is old, or plans to be so one day, will enjoy this book.
Robert Kegan, William and Miriam Meehan Professor of Adult Learning, Harvard Graduate School of Education
I am delighted to see such a masterful work emerge from one of our affiliated lifelong learning programs. Their powerful voices explore the connections between creativity, new learning, and successful aging.
Nancy Merz Nordstrom, M.Ed., Author: Learning Later, Living Greater: The Secret forMaking the Most of Your After-50 Years
Estimates are that more than 150,000 older adults now belong to lifelong learning programs. To find out why, read these personal, poignant and sometimes hilarious essays by 27 remarkable human beings finding their own pathways for aging.
Kali Lightfoot, Executive Director, National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes, University of Southern Maine
The Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement has pioneered a wildly successful, intellectually based community that sets the standard for other colleges and universities. New Pathways is engrossing, beautifully written, and inspiring.
Michael B. Katz, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
These writers have accepted the challenge of lifelong growth. They are exploring creative opportunities provided by increased longevity, wellness and acuity—a task that our society is only now beginning to address.
Michael Markowitz, Director, Institute for Retired Professionals, The New School