The Living to 100 Club is the creation of Dr. Joe Casciani, a psychologist, who has specialized in older adult care for over 30 years, and trained and supported many mental health professionals during this time. His experience in geropsychology has taught him many things:
- Older adults face many challenges, both normal, age-related changes, as well as unexpected problems and setbacks, both physical and mental.
- Proper medical care is essential but we also know that our mental outlook – what we see in our future – has a huge impact on how well we manage these problems.
- How we interpret or explain these life events can often color our ability to overcome them, or not.
- And, we all have a vast reservoir of energy and creative spirit inside, sometimes untapped. It explains how people can often accomplish things that no one thought possible. When we can tap this internal energy, dig deep, and re-define ourselves as strong, resilient, and capable, we can take on a new challenge with a drive and determination that we didn’t know we had.
The Living to 100 Club is intended as a frame of mind, a metaphor for maintaining a positive outlook about ourselves and our future. There are no dues, or meetings, or even a place to hangout. This Club is open to anyone who literally plans on living to 100, and figuratively, to anyone who wants to remove all the negative mental clutter, who believes in a positive, energizing future, and who believes in our self.
Join the Club, where members turn aging on its head!