How Are the Elderly Changing?

GUESTS: DR. ROBERT BUTLER President and C-E-O of the International Longevity Center Professor of Geriatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York DR. DONNA COHEN Professor, Department of Aging and Mental Health, University of South Florida Co-Author, Caring for your Aging Parents: A Planning and Action Guide (JP Tarcher, 1995) and the forthcoming "An Integrated Textbook of Geriatric Mental Health MARY CASEY Vice Chairman of the Orlando Mayor's Senior Citizen Advisory Committee 77 year-old retiree from Long Island, NY Being old in America isn't what it used to be. People are living longer, more active lives well into their old age. Nowadays it's common to see grandparents roller blading, jogging or bike riding with the grandkids. And with baby boomers preparing for retirement, you can bet they'll redefine this stage of life like they have adolescence, marriage and parenthood. How is living a longer, more vigorous life affecting the American family? Will the reality of old age sneak up on the forever-young baby boomers? What happens when one spouse remains active, while the other is debilitated? What role does depression play? Join Juan Williams to discuss the Changing Face of the Elderly in America.

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