Anna I. Corwin, PhD
Embracing Age: How Catholic Nuns Became Models of Aging Well
in conversation with
Br. Charles Hilken
St. Mary's College Soda Center
Aging "well" (or avoiding aging) has become a 21st century American preoccupation. Embracing Age provides a window into the everyday lives of American Catholic nuns who experience longevity and remarkable health and well-being at the end of life. Dr. Corwin shows readers how Catholic nuns create a cultural community that provides a model for how to grow old, decline, and die that is both embedded in American culture and quite distinct from other American models.