My book, Aging Our Way: Lessons for Living from 85 and Beyond
, was published by Oxford University Press in October 2011.
Meika Loe is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies and Director of the Women’s Studies Program at Colgate University in New York, where she teaches courses on aging, gender, culture and medicine. She is the author of The Rise of Viagra: How the Little Blue Pill Changed Sex in America and Aging our Way: Lessons for Living from 85 and Beyond.
Professor Loe has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR), O Magazine, BBC, The Washington Post, London Sunday Times, Psychology Today, Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), The New England Journal of Medicine, and Mother Jones.
She has been a featured speaker at international sociology conferences, community meetings on aging, continuing education forums, and on various college campuses.
To write Aging our Way, Professor Loe spent three years following and interviewing 30 individuals aged 85-102 who were living in rural, suburban, and urban Upstate New York. The 13 lessons she learned from these inspirational elders provide the framework for her book.