George Burns once remarked, “You can't help getting older, but you can help getting old.” With twenty-five years of experience working with seniors and studying aging, the Erickson Corporation has amassed a wealth of insights that support this maxim. In Old Is the New Young, three leading specialists take the latest clinical research findings on aging and how to improve and maintain health to produce a one-of-a-kind book replete with easily accessible tools and simple steps that all those over fifty can apply to their own lives.
Old is the New Young approaches aging as a three-part process: keeping what's intact; recovering what's been lost; and compensating when necessary. Weaving in inspiring life stories with plenty of laughs from seniors themselves, it comprises four sections that address the key aspects of life—mental, physical, social, and financial—and how to keep them thriving as we grow . . . young.
Matt Narrett is the Chief Medical Officer and a board-certified geriatrician, head of the 55+ Erickson Health group of physicians and responsible for operations and innovation. He has 20+ years as a practicing physician, with an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a B.A. from Yale University.
Mark Erickson is the Chief Operating Officer of Erickson, responsible for the daily operations of the Erickson communities, Retirement Living television, The School of Aging, and not-for-profit affiliates. He holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University.
Jacquelyn Kung is the Associate Executive Director of Greenspring Village, the largest retirement community in Virginia. In 2004, she published an educational guide book with McGraw-Hill. She holds an M.B.A. and B.A. from Harvard University and expects to receive her doctorate in aging studies in May 2009 from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Lisa Davila, a former R.N., is an Erickson medical writer.