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Published:July 23rd, 2011 14:23 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Harry J. Getzov, Author of gOLD, The Extraordinary Side of Aging Revealed Through Inspiring Conversations

Judyth Piazza chats with Harry J. Getzov, Author of gOLD, The Extraordinary Side of Aging Revealed Through Inspiring Conversations

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Harry J. Getzov visits with older people - lots of them. Building on his genuine love for listening to and learning from people in individual and small group settings, Mr. Getzov visits and writes about his experiences with senior citizens from all walks of life as part of the Eldercation® project he created in the early 1990s. A hobby turned career, Eldercation was born out of Mr. Getzov`s long-standing passion for tapping into this precious sector of our society. His articles have appeared in the New York Daily News, Newsday, The Dallas Morning News, The Kansas City Star and amNew York, and he has been a guest on radio in the communities he has visited throughout the country. Mr. Getzov`s debut book " gOld " is scheduled to be released in the fall, 2011, on Greenpoint Press.

Prior to developing Eldercation, Mr. Getzov worked as an attorney in the music and entertainment businesses, first as Vice President of Business Affairs at Atlantic/Select Records and then as a solo practitioner, where he counseled artists in the music, theatre, literary, television and motion picture industries. He also served as personal manager for several well-known entertainers, including such renowned acts as The Jerky Boys. Under Mr. Getzov`s guidance and leadership, The Jerky Boys achieved international success in the music and comedy businesses, selling millions of albums and videos as well as starring in their own major Disney motion picture. The Jerky Boys were twice nominated for Grammy Awards as Best Spoken Word " recording artists.

As the music business transformed in the late 1990`s, Mr. Getzov decided to shift the focus of his law practice more to elder and estate planning issues. While continuing his volunteer work with senior citizens, he chose to return to his undergraduate sociology roots by taking courses at the Brookdale Center On Aging in New York City. I knew it was time to go with my heart and surrender to the simple truth that I enjoyed listening to elders telling their stories a hell of a lot more than I enjoyed constructing revocable living trusts and counting their money for them. It was time for a change. "

In addition to a degree of Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Getzov obtained a bachelor`s degree from Boston University`s College of Liberal Arts and studied at the Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College.

Harry J. Getzov is admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He speaks frequently to students as well as to public and private audiences about Eldercation and intergenerational communication.


The Extraordinary Side of Aging Revealed Through Inspiring Conversations

What if growing old didn`t have to mean being obsolete or over the hill? What if, instead, it meant being classic, venerable and wise? What if it meant writing the novel you`ve always wanted to write, or painting, or singing, or teaching, or traveling to a place you`ve always dreamed of? In gOld, Harry J. Getzov introduces us to many of the extraordinary senior citizens he has interviewed from all walks of life as part of the Eldercation project he created to promote the concept of positive aging. These folks talk freely about lessons learned and wisdom gained and share their feelings about aging, demonstrating that life after 65 can, indeed, be passionate and beautiful. A precious treasure lies hidden within our older population waiting to be revealed. gOld opens the door to its revelation and suggests that it is time to change the way we think about aging and about our elder citizens.

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