CCRP Members to get Expert Advice on ‘Successful Ageing’

Dr Fredrick T. ShermanMembers of CCRP (Caribbean Community of Retired Persons) will get expert advice on ‘Successful Ageing’ at a virtual discussion to be held on Thursday, February 9, 2023. The speaker will be Dr Fredrick T. Sherman MD, MSc who has been practicing, teaching, and writing about the care of middle-aged and older adults for over four decades in the United States and internationally.  

Ageing can be challenging, difficult and often scary (or enjoyable) to process. As time goes by, we have to adjust to facilitate the changes our lives and bodies undergo as we age. With this in mind, CCRP aims to ease their members' worries about ageing with advice on how to stay healthy, age successfully and enjoy midlife and beyond from this recognised expert.  

Dr. Sherman is the recipient of the first annual American Geriatrics Society’s Clinician of the Year Award in 1990 and was honoured as “Teacher of the Year” in by the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he is a Clinical Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Medicine.

In 2001, he succeeded Robert N. Butler MD, founding Director of the National Institute on Aging, as the Medical Editor of Geriatrics, a evidenced based, clinical journal that addressed the health issues of middle aged and older adults.  He is the author of over one hundred clinical publications spanning his interests in the education of health care professionals in geriatrics, systems of health care for the elderly and office-based, functional assessment including over eighty editorials in Geriatrics. In 2008, he received the prestigious Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism award, the “Pulitzer Prize” of business journalism, for his editorials in Geriatrics.

He has been a Visiting Professor of Geriatrics in Canada, India and Taiwan as well as numerous academic medical centres throughout the United States.  In 2009, he assumed the position of Chief Medical Officer for Community and Managed Care Services in ArchCare, formerly known as the Catholic Health Care System of the Archdiocese of New York. 

Dr. Sherman is married to Jamaican Pat Rowe adjunct Professor of Nursing and Founder of the Literacy is a Family Experience (LIFE) Programme operating in Jamaica and New York City.