Ronald Nakasone

Ronald Nakasone is a senior lecturer in Buddhist art and culture at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif. His research interests include Buddhist aesthetics, art, and ethics, spirituality and aging.

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Richard F. Address

Richard F. Address is former senior rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, N.J., and is an adjunct professor at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. He is the editor of Caring for the Soul: A Mental Health Resource and Study Guide.

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Kenneth Ferraro

Kenneth Ferraro is a professor of sociology and psychological sciences at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. In 1998, he published the findings of a study that showed that religious participation is associated with higher body weight. His study of 3,600 people found that Southern Baptists are heaviest, with Jews, Muslims and Buddhists less likely to […]

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Jewish Sacred Aging

Jewish Sacred Aging is an online forum offering resources to those dealing with aging-related issues. Rabbi Richard Address is founder and editor.

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Steve McLeod

Steve McLeod, who is associate dean at Harding University Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, Tenn., wrote his dissertation on “Assimilating singles into a family-focused church.” He says issues worth examining are whether older singles want to participate in singles groups, and whether single adults in general prefer to stick with their lifelong religious affiliation […]

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Paul Wink

Paul Wink is a professor of psychology at Wellesley College in Wellesley , Mass. He researches adult development and aging and has studied the effects of religion and spirituality on life development and choices, including religious commitment and altruistic behavior.

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Chris Hackler

Chris Hackler is director of the division of medical humanities and a bioethics professor at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine in Little Rock. He edited Health Care for an Aging Population and co-edited Advance Directives in Medicine.

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