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Finding joy in the lives of elders

John Leland will talk about lessons he learned about happiness and appreciation, on July 14 at Noble Horizons. Photo submitted

SALISBURY — John Leland, a New York Times reporter, will speak at Noble Horizons on Saturday, July 14, 11 a.m., about his book, “Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a year among the oldest old.”

Leland spent a year interviewing elderly people — 85 years and up — for a series in that newspaper.

In a phone interview on Wednesday, July 27, Leland said he was interested in learning “what old age looked like to the people living it.”

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