Content that Sticks
Whether you are teaching AGING 100 or training future healthcare professionals, The Value of Wrinkles offers practical and engaging content that your students will remember.
Assign the entire book or separate chapters as reading material this semester.
Endorsements from trusted professionals
“With her unique perspective as a young professional with an “old soul,” Isabel Tom shares her wisdom about aging persons and helps the reader see clearly how their strengths and challenges can be the foundation for mutually rewarding intergenerational relationships. Her practical guide combines an interdisciplinary approach with a deeply spiritual love of the aging to describe a world I want to grow old in.”
“What a refreshing and compassionate look at the dignity of being old. The Value of Wrinkles brilliantly exposes the stereotypical bias of ageism that dominates our current culture. Very well done and a worthwhile read.”
I can see The Value of Wrinkles being useful for healthcare professionals and those who serve older adults as they try to examine their own thoughts and feelings about aging. I can also see how it could help medical and nursing students who may be working with older adults in clinical settings to be more aware of the wisdom, humor, and relationship that older adults continue to offer to those who listen. This book would be a useful companion for courses specific to aging, whether in social science, healthcare, or other related fields.”
"The Value of Wrinkles is very accessible to use in the classroom with students new to aging and brings a cultural lens to aging as well, which is so relevant for the shifting demographic trends. The language is simple, the message is clear, and Isabel humanizes the aging experience, which is refreshing in a field that heavily medicalizes aging."