Club Cowra

Seniors Week: Meet Author Anne Ring: Engaging With Ageing

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix



We all get older, and yet ageing is a topic that is often ignored altogether or treated as something wholly negative.

We are bombarded with products and lifestyle hacks to wind back the clock, perpetuating the stigma of old age.

In Engaging with Ageing, Anne Ring challenges this with a fresh, new and wholistic perspective on growing older. Instead of talking at readers with a fixed ‘pro’ or ‘anti’-ageing agenda, the book acts as a personal ‘travel guide’, helping readers to navigate the way they individually choose to age.

Through real world stories that inspire and resonate with readers, backed by cutting edge research, Engaging with Ageing explores the gamut of ageing-related topics, from staying healthy and fit, retirement, sex, looks and lifestyle to planning for a good death, and everything in between. Ultimately, the book empowers its readers to actively engage with how they will be old rather than how old they are.

“Anne Ring to the rescue!”

“Her accessible, meticulously researched, wide-ranging book is packed with science and stories about the positives and pitfalls of growing old.” - Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.

“A really practical handbook”

“This book will help us all to have a better and more engaged quality of life as we age. It will also be invaluable to younger generations wanting to support cross generational solidarity and friendship.” - Robert Tickner AO, Co-Chair, EveryAGE Counts.

Anne is an 80-year-old health sociologist whose understanding of ageing matters comes from extensive experience both professionally and personally. Her PhD thesis in health sociology looked at 50 years of health, body image and ageing issues as they were presented in the popular media, and since then she’s continued writing extensively and being “old and happy about it”.

Meet Author Anne Ring
Cowra Library
Wednesday 13 March at 2.30pm Please book your place by calling Cowra Library on 6340 2180
Or online:

Aging and Disability Commision

Stay Connected

    Get in Contact

Cowra News to your inbox

Sign up now for the latest news from the Cowra Area direct to your inbox.