Linda P. Fried

Linda P. Fried is the dean and the DeLamar Professor at the Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

  • Making Aging Positive
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    Making Aging Positive

    Many of my older-adult patients wanted to make a difference in the world but, finding no role for themselves, were treated as socially useless. Having created a new stage of life, the next step is to make it meaningful.

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