80-year-old Dr. Maxine Borowsky Junge explains why she co-wrote “Dear Myra, Dear Max: A Conversation on Aging” with her friend and colleague Dr. Myra Levick, who at age 93 now lives in an independent living community in South Florida while Max lives alone on Whidbey Island in Washington state.  Born and raised in Los Angeles during the Hollywood Blacklist period, Max moved to Whidbey after retiring from Loyola Marymount University, where she was a faculty member and Chair of the Marital and Family Therapy/Clinical Art Therapy Department.  In the show Max confronts aging stereotypes, she tells us why she has a problem with senior communities, why “life review” isn’t satisfying for a lot of older adults and why she gave up mirrors.  Tune in for a compelling interview with this fierce, accomplished woman as she contemplates the next phase of her aging journey, which will involve leaving Whidbey Island but continuing to write and produce art.

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Max and her dog Betsy.

Explore the book: “Dear Myra, Dear Max: A Conversation on Aging”
Also mentioned in the show:
Rollo May
Rudolph Steiner Inter-Generational Care Community

Music: “Discovery” by Jon Luc Hefferman | CC BY NC | Free Music Archive