Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – How Women Age in a Positive Way

When you see a group of women hanging out with one another, you typically see hysterical laughing, silliness, and the occasional tears.  Women have a unique opportunity to improve and enhance the lives of other women as we age.  We can be confidants, mentors, cheerleaders and grief counselors.  But sometimes the media and others present unattainable standards about what aging is and create stereotypes so deep that despite our girlfriends our acceptance of aging is blocked by self-hatred.  This week’s guest, Dr. Lisa Hollis-Sawyer, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northeastern Illinois University and co-author of Women and Positive Aging will discuss some of the many ways in which women see themselves and others in the context of aging.