Los Angeles (PRWEB) September 2, 2009
Gerontologist Di Patterson to convene special conference on aging gracefully in Palm Desert, CA November 21st. She is also launching the release of her first book: AgeWise: Seasoning Your Life.
They made it through the tumultuous '60's, began their families and had children of their own in the 70's and 80's and today, America's Baby Boomers are beginning the transition into their senior years. But never known for doing things the traditional way, Baby Boomers are once again defying the odds and fighting back against gravity and Mother Nature, and a new generation of Gerontologists like Di Patterson are ushering them into their golden years in a manner that is far different from the ones their parents experienced.
For the last 18 years Patterson, editor of the popular Journal for Success in Aging™ and founder of Success In Aging TV™ and http://www.AgeWise.tv, has been working to advance the cause of healthy aging through her work with numerous organizations designed to improving the lives of America's seniors. Along the way she was also the primary caregiver to several family members including her 95-year-old grandmother. This fall, Patterson will take her "aging activism" to the next level however, when she releases her first book, AgeWise: Season Your Life and hosts a conference on positive aging, featuring celebrity speakers and workshops. In the book, Patterson encourages readers to see the beauty that age can bring and how to be pro-active about preparing oneself in the thirties, forties and fifties for their transition through an active engagement with life.
"I am really passionate about educating people about the right way to approach aging and let people know that aging is not a curse but rather a gift," says Patterson. "It's become such a taboo today with everyone in Hollywood trying to avoid it like the plague. The key is to age gracefully and make your preparations for the golden years a priority."
The book is also a how-to guide for seniors well into their 70's and 80's on ways to stay healthy, strong and independent. With tips on fashion, nutrition, fitness, religion, technology and developing hobbies, the book is expected to appeal to a wide variety of readers with different backgrounds and interests.
The Season of Life Conference™ will be held in Palm Desert, California, on November 21st, 2009 at the Indian Wells Theater on the California State University, San Bernardino, extension campus and will feature an array of celebrity keynote speakers and expert panelists discussing the joys of aging, debunking its myths. The conference will also feature the release of Patterson's book and an exclusive book signing available to all attendees of the conference.
"Di Patterson is a visionary for proving that aging is not to be frowned upon," says Katana Abbott, founder of Smart Women's Café, a network of leading business experts and life coaches. "She really has a passion for equipping people and encouraging them to see the joy and confidence that age can bring. Di makes aging a celebration. I am really excited for her and look forward to hearing from her at the Season of Life Conference™. "
"I want my legacy to be one that will help reshape the next generation," noted Patterson. "I want them to be prepared for their elder years and remove the fear. This should be the best years of your life!"