As a professor of law and bioethics at Case Western Reserve University, Sharona Hoffman already knew more about the challenges of growing older than the typical person.
But her professional knowledge became personal when her parents passed away.
“During 18 months in 2013 and 2014, both my parents died, my mother-in-law died, and in October of 2013, my husband, Andy, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 55,” she explained to The Faculty Lounge. “As I went through these experiences, I learned a lot about the legal, social, financial, medical and other challenges of growing older, getting sick, and facing the end of life …
“I realized that I had a lot of knowledge to share, and I wanted to take my professional and personal experiences and put them to good use helping others.”
Hoffman used her personal experiences and professional expertise to write Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow.
She will discuss her book during a free talk at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at our Main Branch. She’ll also offer vital advice on aging preparedness—that is, how to make sure that getting old doesn’t take you by surprise.
Her talk is free and open to everyone. However, we ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 241.