The Babushkas of Chernobyl
January 31, 2020
There is a magnetic attraction in the stories of elders, who by choice or happenstance, face unique, and extreme life scenarios that exceed the imaginations of those of us who live securely under the thicker part of the normal curve. The Babushkas of Chernobyl is a riveting watershed for gerontologists. It illustrates a rare, dangerous environmental event involving a remarkable group of older women (Babushka—a Russian grandmother)—a fascinating story in its own right. It has added value for gerontologists seeking person and environmental factors contributing to successful aging.