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Nancy Schlossberg & Kathy Black

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Nancy Schlossberg, author of Too Young to Be Old in conversation with Kathy Black, professor of Aging Studies.Bookstore1Sarasota, 12 South Palm Avenue. Scholssberg's ten books focus on mid-life, aging, transitions and coping. She and her book, Retire Smart, Retire Happy, were the focus of a 90-minute PBS special, “Retire Smart, Retire Happy.” Her new book, Too Young to be Old, focuses on the transitions we make as we age.

Dr. Schlossberg has been honored by the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association and received the 2016 Teachers College, Columbia University Distinguished Alumni Award. She taught at Howard University, Wayne State University, and 26 years at the University of Maryland, College Park where she was a tenured full professor. She was the first woman executive the American Council on Education where she started the Office of Women in Higher Education.

She has delivered more than 100 keynote addresses and has been quoted in Time Magazine, the cover story in USA Today, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Reader’s Digest, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, U.S.News and World, and Consumer Reports.

About Kathy Black: Kathy Black is a Professor of Aging Studies and Social Work at the University of South Florida, Sarasota - Manatee. She is also The Patterson Foundation Initiative Consultant, Age-Friendly Sarasota.

Dr. Black obtained her Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Albany and Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Gerontology from the University of Southern California and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Black is a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar, a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America, and The Patterson Foundation Initiative Consultant for Age-Friendly Sarasota.

Dr. Black has 40 years of experience in the field of aging including work as gerontological researcher, educator, geriatric case manager, medical social worker, and geriatric nurse throughout the continuum of care. Dr. Black has conducted nearly 200 presentations at local, state, national, and international venues and has authored over 50 publications.

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