Award-winning photographer Jerry Friedman is an inspiring and inspired seeker of truth and meaning. And he found wisdom and spirit through his four-year journey around the world – meeting, photographing and talking with the 62 oldest people on earth.

Folks call these oldest old [over 110 years of age] Supercentenarians, and through his visits Friedman gained a deeper understanding of what the elderly in every culture have to offer.  Jerry was inspired by the opportunity to improve the quality of life of the elderly, and has launched a program to teach children to recognize the wisdom and value of the elderly as positive and essential parts of our families and our society.

Yesterday, Jerry shared with the AAHSA audience stories of his travels and experiences with these fascinating individuals and urged everyone to reach out to all generations to embrace the value and wisdom of the elderly everywhere.

For information on the Earth Elders book and his foundation visit: