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Recommended Reading for June 2017

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Recommended Reading for June 2017 30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage By: Karl Pillemer Ph.D.  Readers of Karl Pillemer’s first book cherished the sage advice and great stories shared by extraordinary older Americans. Now, Pillemer returns with lessons on the most talked-about parts of that book: love, […]

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Recommended Reading for May 2017

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Recommended Reading for May 2017 Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper By: Barry K. Baines As evidenced in the Terri Schiavo case that made national headlines, having a living will is an essential element in ensuring that the way in which you would like to spend your last days will be respected. It informs […]

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Recommended Reading for April 2017

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Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir Hardcover  Written by: Roz Chast In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as […]

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Recommended Reading for February 2017

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Recommended Reading for February 2017 When Breath Becomes Air By: Paul Kalanithi At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient […]

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Recommended Reading for January 2017

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Recommended Reading for January 2017 Joy Boosters: 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults By Missy Buchanan Know an elderly person who needs a little encouragement? Missy Buchanan, an older adult advocate and a former creativity educator, offers you a bounty of ideas for lifting the spirits of older adults. Her passion for and sensitivity to the […]

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Recommended Reading: December 2016

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Recommended Reading: December 2016 Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers: 101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding By: Joan Lunden  Do you have a family member who requires constant care? You are not alone. This collection offers support and encouragement in its 101 stories for family caregivers of all ages, including the “sandwich” generation […]

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Recommended Reading for November 2016

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Recommended Reading  Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age By: Jo Ann Jenkins  “Jo Ann Jenkins’s Disrupt Aging is spot-on: every single year is a gift. By confronting the most common stereotypes about aging, this book will help us all live each year to the fullest.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of […]

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Recommended Reading | October 2016

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The Art of Retiring Whole: A Non-Financial Guide to Retiring with Purpose, Productivity and Endless Possiblilites Paperback – July 27, 2016 by Ryan S. Kidd (Author)  For many people, retirement represents crossing the finish line, the culmination of a long career. Yet in reality, retirement is not so much an ending as it is a beginning—the beginning of a […]

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Recommended Reading: September 2016

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Recommended Reading: September 2016  Aging Wisely: Strategies for Baby Boomers and Seniors By Robert A. Levine, M.D. This book focuses on aging as more of a philosophy and attitude. Written by a neurologist, Dr. Levine provides examples of how people he has worked with deal with aging and in so doing gives insight to what […]

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Recommended Reading for June 2016

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Grandpa’s Got De-men-cha By:  Rebecca Youngmark (Author), Sheryl Otto (Illustrator) Grandpa’s Got De-men-cha is written for young children to help explain the disease of Dementia and the changes it may bring to their beloved Grandpa. Written as a coloring book, it encourages young children to make it their own and include a picture of them and their Grandpa. […]

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