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Growing OId at Mid-Life--Discovering Hope, Health and Wholeness

Conrad L. Kanagy

This podcast addresses issues of aging, spirituality, and the potential for the aging process to be a time of rediscovering life’s meaning, one’s purpose, and coming to peace with ourselves and others. The aging experience is a unique space for the regeneration of our spiritual, emotional and even physical selves that leads to an integration and wholeness undiscovered earlier in the life course. Conrad L. Kanagy, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology at Elizabethtown College (PA) where he has been teaching for nearly three decades. He is also an ordained Protestant minister. Five years ago Dr.Kanagy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 52 years. This podcast emerges out of that diagnosis and some of what he has learned. Dr. Kanagy is a seasoned and successful podcaster, creator of a podcast entitled “A Church Dismantled.” The current podcast will air each Tuesday at 6:00 a.m. for the next 18 months and will feature episodes of Dr. Kanagy's personal journey as well as interviews with experts in the field of aging and geriatrics/gerontology, individuals at various stages of the aging process, and with spiritual advisors and chaplains about the aging process. Conrad gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors of the podcast: Mennonite Health Services, Landis Communities (Lancaster, PA), and Stewardship Advisors (Mount Joy, PA).