About the Author
Barbara Silverstone, D.S.W., is past president of the Gerontological Society of America and a member of the American Society on Aging and the National Association of Social Workers. A former President and C.E.O. of Lighthouse International, she was co-editor-in-chief of The Lighthouse Handbook on Vision Impairment and Vision Rehabilitation (O.U.P., 2000) and co-author (also with Helen Kandel Hyman) of Growing Old Together. She lives in New York City. Helen Kandel Hyman was a free-lance writer whose career dates back to the Golden Age of radio, when she wrote dramatic scripts for C.B.S. . She died in March 2006. Bob Morris is a columnist for the Sunday New York Times and often writes about issues of aging in his column. He is also the author of the play Assisted Loving, about his now-deceased father.