Book Launch: Encounters of a Real Kind: Musings, Poetry, Stories About Elders, Forgetfulness and Life

sponsored by: 
AgeSong Institute Gero-Wellness Program
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 1:45pm

How many times a day do you really feel alive? In the introduction to a new book,  Encounters of a Real Kind: Musings, Poetry, Stories About Elders, Forgetfulness and Life, Nader Shabahangi, AgeSong President and CEO, says, “Encounters of a Real Kind are exactly that: deep meetings between human beings. Such real contact is becoming more and more a rarity in our fast-paced, productivity and achievement oriented world. Real encounters are meetings of the heart and soul, the places where we humans truly feel alive and live.” The AgeSong Institute Gero-Wellness year-long training for psychology interns gives students an opportunity  to learn about “real encounters” in eldercare or assisted living communities.  Throughout the book, Gero-Wellness Interns document their experiences, feelings, and understanding of life through poetry and stories.