These in-depth interviews of Alaska Native Elders provide keen insight into the theory of gerotranscendence and healthy longevity. Those who embraced their role as a community elder “prioritized self-reflection, and intentionally took on the role of sharing life experiences with community members. They also shared stories that emphasized cultural traditions and values and felt a stronger connection to the land, increased enjoyment of daily activities, and greater life satisfaction.” CLICK HERE to read more.

Question for Self-Reflection: What does gerotranscendence mean to you?