Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Albany Roundtable Welcomes Author of "Aging Our Way"


Professor Meika Loe will address luncheon on October 12 

Meika Loe, Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Colgate University, will address the Albany Roundtable at the first luncheon of the 2011-2012 season on Wednesday, October 12.

Professor Loe, a Delmar resident, will discuss her new book, Aging Our Way: Lessons for Living from 85 and Beyond (Oxford University Press, October 2011). Albany Roundtable luncheon meetings are held at the National Register-listed University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany.

Following the everyday lives of 30 elders living at home – including many in the Albany area – Loe explores how the very old navigate the practical challenges of living as independently as possible. Drawing on the latest interdisciplinary scholarship, this book reveals that maintaining social capital as we age can make all the difference in staying healthy, connected, and comfortable.

Loe is also the author of The Rise of Viagra: How the Little Blue Pill Changed Sex in America and co-editor of Technogenarians: Studying Health and Illness Through an Ageing, Science and Technology Lens.

The Roundtable’s New Patroon Award will be presented at the October luncheon to The Stakeholders, Inc. and its founder, attorney Catherine M. Hedgeman, for the organization’s efforts to cultivate support for philanthropy, civic engagement, and the arts among the region’s young professionals. 

The luncheon is open to the public and the cost is $15, which may be paid at the door. The University Club will serve lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. Reservations are required by Monday, October 10 and may be made by calling 518-431-1400 (the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by sending an e-mail to albanyroundtable@yahoo.com.