What comes to your mind when you think about aging and growing older? For some people, the thought of maturing can cause curiosity, excitement, anxiety or even concern.
Whatever feelings you have about aging, you’ll have the chance to learn how to reframe your thoughts and how to live the healthiest and most joyful life possible for yourself and those around you.
Shriver Media and Sounds True will be hosting a free online event called “Radically Reframing Aging,” which will take place over five days from Feb. 28 through March 4. Organizers promise that participants will have the opportunity to gain a new outlook on aging, health, purpose and joy.
The event will be hosted by Maria Shriver, a New York Times bestselling author and the founder of a nonprofit called the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.
“Widespread ageism continues to persist,” Shriver said in a social media post on Jan. 25. “We’re told the same tired stories about how we should look, act and feel at our age. It’s no surprise many of us focus on the negative ways that aging is going to change us.”
Shriver added the event will provide powerful conversations and expert guidance to help participants reshape their beliefs about aging into positive, engaged and healthy thoughts.
The summit will feature leading experts and celebrity voices in science, wellness, spirituality, culture and media, including Jamie Lee Curtis (actress and producer), William Shatner (Emmy-winning actor), Martha Beck (Harvard-trained sociologist), Wendy Suzuki (NYU professor of neural science), and 18 others.
According to event organizers, participants will be empowered to:
- Challenge old narratives and outdated storylines about aging
- Learn about the latest science on aging
- Receive practical guidance for improving brain health and preventing Alzheimer’s disease and other diseases
- Learn about aging through a lens of healthy diet, lifestyle, emotional wellness and social connections
“We brought together this Radically Reframing Aging summit to share powerful thinking that challenges our own perceptions of getting older,” Shriver said. “Join us as we explore how to age healthier, stronger, wiser and happier.”
Those interested in attending will need to reserve a spot online.
Sounds True is a multimedia publishing company founded in 1985 based in Louisville, Colorado, that offers programs to help people live more genuine, loving and meaningful lives. The event will be promoting books, podcasts and other products.