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The Aging of Aquarius: Igniting Passion & Purpose as an Elder with Helen Wilkes

Thursday, November 22, 2018
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Live your passion and purpose and change the world as an empowered elder
The Aging of Aquarius takes readers on a journey to find a new identity and passion and purpose in retirement. From gardening clubs to political campaigning, to social investing and creative work, it offers inspiration, practical steps, and resources.

Helen Wilkes, Ph.D, is an octogenarian who spent forty years teaching, researching, and delving deeply into the humanities. She survived a lifetime of hardships ranging from fleeing Nazi Germany in her childhood to navigating personal and professional obstacles in her adult years. Nevertheless, she persevered and created a richly rewarding life. Retirement has been the icing on her cake, bringing inner transformation and freedom. She sees retirement as a time to re-examine our values, re-assess the scope for action, and to strike off in new directions. Helen is author of the award-winning book Letters from the Lost, based on her family history.

In this inspiring work Helen Wilkes wastes no time raging against the dying of the light, showing instead that the light of mind and soul can shine ever more brightly even as our bodies grow old. The Aging of Aquarius is both an intimate personal account and a call to enlivenment and action for an entire generation.

Gabor Maté, M.D., author, When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

If you want to make your retirement or “elderhood” the best part of your life, read this book. Interspersing her own amazing story, octogenarian Helen Wilkes points the way to purpose, passion, and pleasure in later years. Wilkes has woven psychology, philosophy, and poetry into a page-turner you will not want to put down. I read it in one sitting.

Dr.Roslyn Kunin, C.M., O.B.C., Roslyn Kunin and Associates, Inc.