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Recommended Reading for March 2020

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I’m Too Young To Be Seventy: And Other Delusions By: Judith Viorst The beloved author of Forever Fifty and Suddenly Sixty tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with wry good humor. Fans of Viorst’s funny, touching, and wise decades poems will love these verses filled with witty advice and reflections on marriage, […]

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Cost Getting in the Way of Dental Health

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Most Americans value a healthy smile and understand that dental care is linked to their overall physical well-being and health. Yet many older adults skip going to the dentist because of the expense, putting them at risk for more serious health issues. A recent AARP survey found that eight in ten adults over age 45 […]

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Recommended Reading for January 2020

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Don’t Forget Your Sweater, Girl: Sister to Sister Secrets for Aging with Purpose and Humor By, Dr. Marilou Ryder and Jessica Thompson DON’T FORGET YOUR SWEATER, GIRL is a labor of love between two sisters who reached out to women ages 60 and over and asked them to share their hopes and dreams for the […]

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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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The Shingles Vaccine Controversy

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Reactions to the Zostavax shingles vaccine inspired dozens of lawsuits, and now the CDC recommends rival Shingrix. But should you get it? Shingles is a painful viral infection that causes a rash, usually as a mass of blisters wrapping around the right or left side of the torso. A million cases of the disease occur […]

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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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