From our Friends at UCO – Aging Wisely Book Club


Aging Wisely: Strategies for Baby Boomers and Seniors

Book Club

Everyone ages. Not everyone ages well. Aging Wisely explains that much of what happens to our minds and bodies as we grow older depends on our approach to life and our attitudes and feelings about ourselves. Though there are elements beyond our control, we must take advantage of those things we can control while dealing competently with adversity. In describing the impact of aging and various conditions associated with the aging process upon our minds and bodies, Aging Wisely provides readers with the knowledge needed to fight back and maximize their relevance and independence. It emphasizes the importance of maintaining the quality of our lives in addition to longevity, for survival alone does not matter if the quality of survival is poor. To age successfully, we must find satisfaction and pleasure in what we do in the time available to us.

Who: You and students from UCO Aging and Adult Development Class

How: by Zoom Calls

When: 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, and 11/11 (you are not required to come every time only when it works for you. However, we would love to have you each time.)

Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Book: Aging Wisely: Strategies for Baby Boomers and Seniors by Robert A. Levine, MD, (2014). The best place to purchase is on Ebay for around $5.00.

Dr. Levine explores:

  • How attitudes about aging, and quality of life, can affect the process of aging.
  • He suggests that maintaining a good attitude is a key element to aging well, reminding readers that aside from illnesses and random events, we are in control of our lives.
  • Through personal accounts and real stories from mid-lifers and older people, the various issues associated with the aging process are addressed in an easy-to-follow way to allow people to understand the choices they have, and the decisions they may have to make, when faced with common diseases of aging.
  • These topics and many more will be explored in a casual, relaxed way. Invite a family member or friend and join us.

Contact Dr. Glee Bertram,, 405.974.5361 if you have questions or ideas. Please email me to let me know if you are interested.