Celebrating Aging with a Positive Perspective

July 5, 2019
Hosted by Joseph M. Casciani

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This week’s Living to 100 Show takes an in depth look at the myths of aging – and how ageist attitudes have fostered the negative stereotypes about growing older. What is ageism and why is it still so prevalent, and what can be done about it? Join us and our guest, Dr. Joaquin Anguera, noted gerontologist and educator, as we uncover the explanations for the negative perceptions about growing old. Older adults make up the fastest growing segment of our population, and we will soon be facing new questions about how our society can adapt to and benefit from this major shift in our demographics. What is successful aging, what is the “longevity revolution”, and why are we so fascinated with anti-aging products on the market today? Dr. Anguera will share his insights into the increasing numbers that we hear about on a daily basis and why we need to think about celebrating the aging process, and re-framing aging with a positive perspective.

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The Living to 100 Club is an exciting take on getting older. The Living to 100 Club members turn aging on its head knowing and understanding age is only a number. The Living to 100 Club is for everyone of all ages who wants to maintain a positive outlook about our futures. The Living to 100 Club offers fresh and inspiring perspectives on aging successfully, no matter how much help we may need adapting to growing older. Whether we’re still running marathons or confined to a wheelchair, we can always keep a positive frame of mind, look forward to events in our future, and plan on living to 100. The Living to 100 Club brings together topics on successful aging, overcoming obstacles, staying positive in the face of adversity, healthy lifestyles, starting new chapters and doing what you can’t. The Living to 100 Club guests share their professional stories, give advice on wellness, and offer explanations about living life to its fullest.

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Joseph M. Casciani

Joseph M. Casciani

Dr. Joe Casciani is a clinical psychologist who has been working with seniors, their families, and caregivers for over 30 years. A native New Yorker, he now resides in San Diego, California, with his wife of 48 years. Spending three decades in the health care industry, Dr. Casciani brings a point of view that emphasizes what we now know about longevity, how to create a future that is bigger than our past, and how to remove the mental clutter that robs us of a positive, energizing outlook on life. Dr. Casciani has shepherded other mental health professionals wanting to work with seniors and has written extensively on the vital role of mental health in long term care settings and the challenges of coping with medical conditions. Dr. Casciani has presented at professional and trade association meetings and has conducted a series of online webinars on aging and mental health. Beyond the clinical work and training, Dr. Casciani’s entrepreneurial spirit has brought rise to his building and operating several businesses in the health care industry, while managing the practices of other mental health professionals in several states.

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