Mount Desert Islander previews talk by Cruikshank

The Mount Desert Islander previewed an upcoming discussion by Margaret Cruikshank, author and faculty associate at the University of Maine Center on Aging. The discussion, centered on the role of literature in helping people through the aging process, will take place at the Jesup Memorial Library at 1:30 p.m. May 26. The Maine Center on Aging is dedicated to education, training, research and evaluation, and community service related to aging. Prior to her role with the center, Cruikshank worked in UMaine’s women’s studies department, the Mount Desert Islander reported. She is the author of “Learning to be Old: Gender, Culture and Aging” and the editor of “Fierce with Reality: Literature on Aging.” The talk is part of Age By Design, a series sponsored by the library, YWCA Mount Desert Island, Mount Desert Island YMCA and Island Connections.