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