Happiness Is A Choice You Make
Join us for a powerful discussion with New York Times bestselling author John Leland and hear first-hand about his extraordinary look into what it means to age with resilience and joy.
March 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
The Amsterdam at Harborside, 300 E. Overlook, Port Washington, NY
Refreshments will be served. Guests are welcome.
Complimentary valet parking.
Here At The Amsterdam, a positive and engaging lifestyle are very important to us and we are thrilled to host a discussion with author John Leland to discuss his book Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old. John’s book is a collection of lessons he learned from six New Yorkers ages 85 and up who share their wisdom on what it means to grow old while choosing to live with resilience and joy.
While you are here, learn first-hand how we at The Amsterdam provide the best of independent living from a fully-equipped fitness center, daily exercise classes and heated indoor swimming pool to a billiards room, movie theater and full schedule of daily activities. John Leland’s book shows us that we hold extraordinary influence over the quality of our lives. Come see if The Amsterdam is the right choice for you.
About John Leland: In his 30-plus years in journalism, John Leland has gone from chronicling youth culture to writing about the “oldest old.” A graduate of Columbia College, he worked as a senior editor at Newsweek and editor-in-chief of Details magazine before joining The New York Times in 2000. In 2015, he wrote a year-long series following six people age 85 and up, which became the basis for his book Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old, a New York Times bestseller. As he wrote in the Times, “No work I have ever done has brought me as much joy and hope, or changed my outlook on life as profoundly.” He is the author of two previous books: Hip: The History and Why Kerouac Matters.