Typical Reading Circle Discussion Topics

Texts for AGING BY THE BOOK are selected for their potential to spark discussions about issues of aging and older adulthood.  Discussion topics often include:

  • independence, dependence and interdependence
  • ageism and stereotypes
  • changes in roles within the family and in society
  • changes in personal identity
  • end of life issues
  • intergenerational issues (elders and adult children, and grandparents, parents and grandchildren)
  • reconsideration of relationships with now-deceased parents and other relatives
  • coping with physical and cognitive decline
  • the role of spirituality in older adulthood
  • new possibilities for work, intimacy, friendship, community, health and well-being, and self-expression


Aging and engaging through the power of stories.