talk

quite the invite to my talk

by my friend David Heilbroner, who's co-hosting my return engagement at KGB Bar on April 10 with his wife and filmmaking partner Kate Davis: "It wasn't until Kate and I heard our friend Ashton Applewhite's brilliantly funny and smart "This Chair Rocks," that I realized how much I'd bought into the party line about the reality of aging in modern America.  We all think we know: the grim quartet of dementia, depression, disability, dependency. But as Ashton trenchantly makes clear, this is the stuff of myth and needs to be debunked.  Which she does in spades.

the Cooper Union calendar link is up

On Monday, April 8, I'll be giving This Chair Rocks in the Cooper Union's gorgeous new building on the East side of Third Avenue and East 7th. 6:30-8:30. The Rose Auditorium seats 200, so bring a friend. Ideally a friend who's more than 15 years older or younger than you (starting at age 16; no bonus for babies). Door prize for pair with the biggest age difference.

 

giving talk for the Geriatric Mental Health Association of NY

Below, the snappy promotional email that the Geriatric Mental Health Association of NY is sending out to promote my talk on Monday, March 18, at the Silberman School of Social Work.  It's co-sponsored by the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging.  Very exciting. My first paying audience too ($15) - but you can see it for free at Senior Planet this Thursday, Feb 21.