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Recommending Reading for November 2019

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Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development Written by: George E. Vaillant In a unique series of studies, Harvard University has followed 824 subjects from their teens to old age. Professor George Vaillant now uses these to illustrate the surprising factors involved in reaching happy, healthy […]

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Recommended Reading for October 2019

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Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old By John Leland An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the “oldest old”― […]

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Recommended Reading for September 2019

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The Gifts of Caregiving By: Connie Goldman Caregiving can be a gift in disguise, an experience that moves you toward a more meaningful connection with yourself and with others and a chance to nurture your spirit and perhaps even to transform your life. Connie Goldman has delivered yet another gift both for caregivers and care […]

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Recommended Reading for August 2019

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30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans By Karl Pillemer Ph.D More than one thousand extraordinary Americans share their stories and the wisdom they have gained on living, loving, and finding happiness. Renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer began to wonder what older people know about life that the rest of us don’t.  […]

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Recommended Reading for July 2019

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How to Say it To Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders  By David Solie   In How to Say It to Seniors, geriatric psychology expert David Solie offers help in removing the typical communication blocks many experiences with the elderly. By sharing his insights into the later stages of life, Solie helps in understanding the unique […]

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Recommended Reading for June 2019

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My Mother, Your Mother: What to Expect as Parents Ageby: Dennis McCullough Thanks to advances in science and medicine, more of our parents are living longer than ever before. And though we are rewarded with more time with the people we love, we are also faced with new sets of complications—more diseases, more disability, more […]

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Recommended Reading for May 2019

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Bridging the Gap:  Life Lessons from the Dying By: Kimberly C. Paul Live vicariously through Kimberly C. Paul as she shares personal stories and the life lessons she has learned while working with hospice patients over the last 18 years. Each chapter will inspire you to design your own life and death around what matters […]

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Reading Recommendations for April 2019

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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up By: Marie Kondo   The #1 New York Times bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? […]

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Recommended Reading for March 2019

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Getting Older – Moving Smarter: Walking and Running Tips  By Joe Sinclair   Joe Sinclair decided to become a marathon runner—after turning sixty-two. He soon accomplished his goal but was disappointed to find himself an anomaly as an older runner. A firm believer that there is an athlete in all of us—regardless of age, shape, or body type—Sinclair […]

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Recommended Reading for January 2019

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Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging, By Dr. Roger Landry This book is a call to action: for individuals to live a lifestyle that will give them the best chance to maximize their potential as they age; for organizations and communities to become places where older adults can reach their […]

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