Aging and Elder Care
70 Things to Do When You Turn 70: More Than 70 Experts on the Subject of Turning 70
70 Things to Do When You Turn 70
More Than 70 Experts on the Subject of Turning 70
Paperback      ISBN: 1416209158

This inspiring collection of 70 essays by notable achievers who have reached 70 includes a wide diversity of people who have taken on exciting challenges and have found fun, intriguing, and surprising ways to mek their lives rewarding.

80 Things to Do When You Turn 80: 80 Experts on the Subject of Turning 80
80 Things to Do When You Turn 80
80 Experts on the Subject of Turning 80
Paperback      ISBN: 141624610x
AARP Meditations for Caregivers: Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family
AARP Meditations for Caregivers
Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family
Paperback      ISBN: 0738219029
An AARP book for caregivers combining day-to-day advice and uplifting guidance in a daily meditations format.

Family care giving has its challenges: emotional overload, time constraints, anxiety, burnout, missed work, adult sibling conflicts, and marital issues. AARP Meditations for Caregivers blends emotional and spiritual motivation to minimize the strains while helping caregivers view their work as a mission from the heart. Chapters are organized by theme, including topics such as accepting your feelings, knowing your limits, seeking support, and managing stress. Each reading offers a poignant meditation, an anecdote drawn from the author's personal or clinical experience, and hands-on or psychological advice to foster coping skills and a sense of fulfillment.

The meditations in this dispensable book will provide you with solutions to typical care giving challenges, offer relief and renewal through mindfulness, and inspire you to find meaning and value in the work you do.
AARP the Other Talk: A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life
AARP the Other Talk
A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0071830987

Silver Living Now Book Award - Silver National Mature Media Award - APEX Award - Washington Post Book of the Month - Wealth and Money Management Award - Bronze Independent Publisher Book Award - Foreword INDIEFAB Book of the Year Honorable MentionA one-of-a-kind practical guide to making the tough decisions parents and their adult children inevitably face

It was a rite of passage for you to have the Talk with your kids about the beginning of life (as in the birds and the bees). As you get older, you need to have the Other Talk--about the later years of life. And you need to have it now, not after a crisis hits.

The Other Talk helps you take control of your life so when the time comes, your kids can make decisions based on what you want. This groundbreaking guide provides the practical advice and inspiration you need to have open, honest discussions about subjects that can be difficult to talk about.

Unlike other books that help adult children who are suddenly thrust into a decision-making role, The Other Talk gives you the tools to develop a strong partnership with your kids to plan for the rest of your life.

  • Who will manage your finances and how will you budget for unknown needs?
  • Where can your children find important documents they will need to help?
  • Where will you live if you need assistance?
  • What type of medical treatments do you want--and not want--and who will advocate for your needs?

The Other Talk helps you address and answer these and other questions in a calm, measured way--freeing you up to enjoy your life and your family.

ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Caregivers: A Guide to Making It Manageable
ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Caregivers
A Guide to Making It Manageable
Paperback      ISBN: 1634251512

Caregiving is inevitably fraught with complex issues emotional as well as medical, financial, and legal. The ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Caregivers by Sally Balch Hurme can help organize the responsibilities that caregivers face. In one place, you ll be able to record and update the myriad details you need to keep track of. And if you don t know where to start, this invaluable tool tells you, step by step, what you need and why. You can easily personalize the to-do lists, either in the book or electronically, and have them available for quick reference for your caregiving team family, friends, aides, and medical, financial, and legal professionals. This new book third in the Checklist series from AARP and the ABA will save you time and simplify the daunting tasks of caregiving. Hurme shows you how to become a trusted steward without losing your sanity. A companion to the PBS documentary (June 2015) and Amy Goyer s ABA/AARP Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving."

The Adult Years: Mastering the Art of Self-Renewal
The Adult Years
Mastering the Art of Self-Renewal
Paperback      ISBN: 0787948012

The Adult Years is a compelling look at adulthood as an opportunityfor continual revitalization, reorientation, and positive change.In this revised edition, Frederic Hudson updates and refines hisvision, reflecting the extraordinary challenges we all face intoday's fast-paced, ever-changing society. Whether you are eighteenor eighty-eight, this classic best-selling guide will inspire youto unlock the power of personal renewal.

Praise for the First Edition

"The most compelling book ever written on personal transition andtransformation. If you are concerned about your own renewal and therenewal of our planet, you must read this book."--James M. Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge, Second Edition
Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey
Adventure of Ascent
Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 0830843108

In this book, writer-poet Luci Shaw has given us a lifetime of exquisite reflections on nature, love, death, suffering, loss, faith, doubt, creativity, curiosity, lifelong learning--all of it drawn from the breadth of her own experience, harvested in penetrating and lyrical insights. Still active in her eighties, Luci now turns her attention to the season of edging toward the borders. Her spirit of adventure, her brave transparency, and her openness to all that life offers (as well as inflicts) makes her a captivating and hope-inspiring mentor. For most of us, growing older is a reality we put off as long as possible--until we realize with a shock that it is happening to us. We immediately look around to see how others on the path just ahead of us are dealing with it. So here is the intrepid Luci Shaw, taking readers on a virtual hike with her, with steps more deliberate and slow but also with surprising vistas that fill us with gratitude. In this book Luci serves as a fearless and eloquent scout. As she traverses new territory, she records her experiences lovingly, honestly, sorrowfully, joyfully--here's what it's like, and here's what to be ready for. These field notes will inform your own journey, no matter what your age.

Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese: Wisdom from Our Elders
Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese
Wisdom from Our Elders
Paperback      ISBN: 0761125183

It's ill-becoming for an old broad to sing about how bad she wants it. But occasionally we do. -Lena Horne

I take a simple view of living. It is: Keep your eyes open and get on with it. -Laurence Olivier

The only sin is mediocrity. -Martha Graham

When I was young, I found out that the big toe always ends up making a hole in a sock. So I stopped wearing socks. -Albert Einstein

Go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.-Jimmy Carter

Full of surprise, insight, humor, perspective, celebration, inspiration, and a kind of offhand, poignant poetry, Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese-title courtesy of Billie Burke-shares hundreds of the best things men and women over sixty have said about how to love, work, laugh, and live. Collected by authors with a perfect ear for quotes, Kathryn and Ross Petras, Age Doesn't Matter brings together Albert Einstein's equation for happiness, Colette on the virtues of astonishment, and Julia Child's secret of longevity: Red meat and gin.

Age in Place: A Guide to Modifying, Organizing and Decluttering Mom and Dad's Home
Age in Place
A Guide to Modifying, Organizing and Decluttering Mom and Dad's Home
Paperback      ISBN: 1945188189

A practical step-by-step, room-by-room guide to simple modifications that can help seniors make their homes safer and easier to navigate, this reference offers readers clear and practical solutions. Author Lynda Shrager is a registered, national board certified occupational therapist, a master's level social worker and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) with more than thirty-seven years' experience in the field of geriatrics and more than thirteen years working with seniors in their homes. It is this mix of qualification and experience that makes her an expert in adapting the environment to increase patient safety and independence. This book is designed to help seniors and their caregivers address these new challenges together to make life at home safer, more manageable and less stressful for all.

Features include:
- Room-by-room walk through to evaluate and modify safety of the home
- Photographs of modifications from patients' homes
- Recommendations for the best home medical equipment
- Where to obtain services and additional helpful resources
- Check list for the reader to complete their own room by room walk through with a quick and easy guide to making each space safe and manageable
- "Hacks for Health and Home" at the end of each chapter with occupational therapy tips
- Vital Documents Guide for easy retrieval of important papers in case of an emergency

Age-Proof Your Body: Your Complete Guide to Looking and Feeling Younger
Age-Proof Your Body
Your Complete Guide to Looking and Feeling Younger
Paperback      ISBN: 0071462643

Learn the secret to living a longer, healthier, and more vital life, from one of the "Today" show's most popular nutritionists

In this newly revised edition of her bestselling book, nutritionist Elizabeth Somer offers you a total program for slowing the aging process while reducing your risk of many age-related diseases. Drawing upon the latest research, Age-Proof Your Body provides information on how you can extend your life expectancy and look and feel younger by making simple lifestyle changes.