Author: Paul Tournier
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In this warm, sensitive, fact-filled book, Paul Tournier deals specifically with many aspects of aging: society's attitude towards the elderly; second careers; the quality of life; financial difficulties; boredom; health; loneliness; and facing death. He believes we must all learn to grow old, and that the process is most successfully accomplished when we prepare and plan for it throughout life. Tournier offers a variety of suggestions to help make growing old not an end but a new beginning, filled with purpose and hope. He suggests ways to remain active and to use leisure to its best advantage without letting it become a tyrant. He also provides insights on taking up new interests, such as becoming involved with young people and new ideas, and learning to pray, to meditate, to acquire wisdom, and to draw increasing strength and inspiration from the reality of divine presence and power.
Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Worried that old age will inevitably mean losing your libido, your health, and possibly your marbles too? Well, Cicero has some good news for you. In How to Grow Old, the great Roman orator and statesman eloquently describes how you can make the second half of life the best part of all—and why you might discover that reading and gardening are actually far more pleasurable than sex ever was. Filled with timeless wisdom and practical guidance, Cicero's brief, charming classic—written in 44 BC and originally titled On Old Age—has delighted and inspired readers, from Saint Augustine to Thomas Jefferson, for more than two thousand years. Presented here in a lively new translation with an informative new introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, the book directly addresses the greatest fears of growing older and persuasively argues why these worries are greatly exaggerated—or altogether mistaken. Montaigne said Cicero's book "gives one an appetite for growing old." The American founding father John Adams read it repeatedly in his later years. And today its lessons are more relevant than ever in a world obsessed with the futile pursuit of youth.
A Good Place to Grow Old?
Author: Keating, Norah C
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Family & Relationships
This important book addresses a growing international interest in 'age-friendly' communities. It examines the conflicting stereotypes of rural communities as either idyllic and supportive or isolated and bereft of services. Providing detailed information on the characteristics of rural communities, contributors ask the question, 'good places for whom'? The book extends our understanding of the intersections of rural people and places across the adult lifecourse. Taking a critical human ecology perspective, authors trace lifecourse changes in community and voluntary engagement and in the availability of social support. They illustrate diversity among older adults in social inclusion and in the types of services that are essential to their well being. For the first time, detailed information is provided on characteristics of rural communities that make them supportive to different groups of older adults. Comparisons between the UK and North America highlight similarities in how landscapes create rural identities, and fundamental differences in how climate, distance and rural culture shape the everyday lives of older adults. Rural ageing is a valuable resource for students, academics and practitioners interested in communities, rural settings and ageing and the lifecourse. Rich in national profiles and grounded in the narratives of older adults, it provides theoretical, empirical and practical examples of growing old in rural communities never before presented.
Author: Paul Revere Frothingham
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from How to Grow Old: A Sermon in Memory of Horatio Hollis Hunnewell, Preached in the Arlington Street Church on Sunday, May 1, 1904 Much experience is the crown of old men, and the fear of God is their glory. - ecclesiasticus XXV. 6. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Activities, Medicines & Medical Treatment
Author: Jon Schiller, Dr, PhD,Jon Schiller, Ph.d.
Category: Health & Fitness
We all grow old and retire. Then we must to live on Social Security and Retirement Pensions. Some may want to move from their present home and acquire one more suitable to their retirement situation. It is important to keep your mind active. Studies show Alzheimer's can be avoided by keeping an active brain. Also you need to adopt a daily exercise routine to keep your body active. For example: before breakfast in house exercising such as bend-overs and pushups following the US Air Force exercise routine. After breakfast jog or walk at least a mile per day. After retirement you have time to learn new ways to invest and you have more time to analyze your investment. Your author learned to do weekly options trading which will keep your brain working and generate weekly income. Chapter 12 describes a low cost options trading software from the author. Avoid expensive foods. Your author converted to a vegetarian diet obtaining protein from beans and nuts rather than meat. Studies have shown that vegetarians are healthier and live longer than meat eaters. Another reason for switching from meat to vegetarian is it costs less which helps cope with your retirement income. Participate in travel activities such as local bus tours, visiting friends and family by automobile, attending school alumni gatherings, and budget tour boat trips. Consider personal transportation modes such as electric cars or smaller cars with good mileage.
How to Grow Old, Stay Independent and Financially Solvent
Author: Robert Preston
Category: Family & Relationships
A helpful book for anyone involved in caregiving for the elderly or disabled. Long term care is an approaching tsunami which the country and most families/individuals can't afford. Disruption in the approaches and methodology of long term care will occur - understanding these changes and adapting to the new procedures will make the care of a loved one manageable and easier.
Aging Gracefully in a Graceless Age
Author: Mark S. Milwee
Publisher: WestBow Press
Currently, 42.6 million people in the United States are sixty-five or older. America is not the nicest place to grow old; so much emphasis is placed on youth. However, seniors have a lot to contribute to the world. In Grow Old along with Me, author Mark S. Milwee offers a touching and inspiring Christian commentary that speaks to the value of accepting and welcoming elderly Christians to the church. He shares his own experience in the pastoral ministry as he documents the contributions of the faithful elderly and encourages us to follow their example. Milwee shows seniors how they can be a blessing to others as they grow older and how to add value to those around them as they enter the twilight years. He helps them understand that respect must be earned instead of demanded. Grow Old along with Me reminds all that senior adults are a valuable asset to any church and deserve to be valued, cherished, and treated with dignity and respect. It encourages seniors to make the decision to grow old gracefully and seeks to bring comfort to those who are facing death in the near future.
How to Grow Old Without Killing Yourself
Author: Terrie Carpenter
Baby boomers have redefined the sociological norm at every stage of their lives. Nowhere is that more apparent than how the boomers are approaching the aging process As a baby boomer and a health care professional profession, I am writing this books with the intention of being part of that redefinition fining process. I am striving to change the definitions and dialogue around the process of aging, or what I like to call "Gathering Years". Some would have us believe the aging process comes with the absolute certainty of pain, immobility, and decreased brain agility, depression and general unhappiness. Welcome to My Worldâ¦. a world where the aging process is filled with possibilities and opportunities, and of wisdom and experience. Welcome to a world where aging is a bountiful accumulation of years and experiences, full of stories, successes, mistakes, and lessons learned along the way. "Gathering Years..How To Grow Old Without Killing Yourself" is a collection of my personal and professional experiences, my reflections and observations about how to make the aging process feel more gentle, more graceful, less painful, and more fun!Please remember:â¢You are never too old to change!â¢You are never too old to get in better shape!â¢You are never too old to laugh and to live in abundance!I hope you enjoy this book and find the content thought provoking, inspiring, and possibly even a little transformational in the way you negotiate your own aging process.
Reflections from the Humanities
Author: Thomas R. Cole,Sally A. Gadow
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Social Science
In What Does It Mean to Grow Old? essayists come to grips as best they can with the phenomenon of an America that is about to become the Old Country. They have been drawn from every relevant discipline—gerontology, social medicine, politics, health, anthropology, ethics, law—and asked to speak their mind. Most of them write extremely well [and their] sharply individual voices are heard.
Author: Joan Z. Shore
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This is not a book about aging or anti-aging. It is a book about growing older (growing up), which we all do from the moment we are born, and which is very different from growing old (growing down). The author proposes ten pointers to guide us on the way, and she coins a new word, SAGING (from Sage and Age) that expresses the joy of growing older and wiser.
Author: Anne-Lise Miller
FEEL WELL, FEEL FIT - WHATEVER YOUR AGE! Why do so many of us believe that growing older means we must accept a gradual loss of health and wellbeing? In this ground-breaking new book, respected health practitioner Anne-Lise Miller shows why we don't need to accept that ageing and worsening health go hand-in-hand. Minor ailments such as 'brain fog', feeling tired, headaches, sleeplessness, constipation, aching joints, weight gain and low libido are common symptoms that many of us consider inevitable as we grow older. But if allowed to continue they can lead to more serious problems such as diabetes, dementia, heart disease and cancer. Anne-Lise Miller is a nutritionist and complementary health therapist of 30 years' experience. She challenges the myth that we must accept the 'symptoms of age' and explains precisely how we can take control of our own good health. This book is the result of her hundreds of clients begging her to write a book about her systemic approach to health. STAY YOUNG, VIBRANT & HEALTHY In this book Anne-Lise Miller: -Challenges the belief that health wanes with age. -Explores how our emotions affect our health and wellbeing. -Demonstrates how taking control of our health brings extraordinary rewards. -Gives detailed plans and juice recipes for detoxing your liver, kidneys and gall bladder. -Provides recipes and juice combinations for healthy heart, prostate, and brain, plus foods to improve memory, and to relieve symptoms of the menopause "This book is a tour de force; a rich blend of ancient wisdom and modern science." Dr Nick Read Nutritionist & Psychotherapist
How to Grow Up When Mom and Dad Grow Old
Author: Klaus Dannenberg,Bruce Black
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Moving away from parents to become independent is a major rite of passage into adulthood. Another test of maturity and character is transitioning them into dependent living. For many, this becomes a reality as parents age and become unable to care for themselves. This situation can be frustrating and challenging for everyone. Honoring Aging Parents helps anticipate and alleviate emotional turmoil by providing real-life examples that stick in readers' minds and help understand normal responses of both caregivers and parents. Honoring Aging Parents helps eliminate feelings of anxiety and isolation due to our parents' aging by addressing the normal responses involved. Authors Klaus Dannenberg and Bruce Black provide insights into the situation, including the mix of emotions encountered, a financial assessment, a summary of options, and prompts for tough conversations with both parents and siblings. They then discuss the transition into a caregiving role and the challenges created by dependent living-not just medical issues but the associated emotional roller coaster. Dannenberg and Black also confront tough subjects like the loss of a parent's mental faculties and preparing for the end. In hindsight, they relate the unexpected growth and contentment discovered throughout this process. The authors approach their advice from a Christian perspective, but everyone facing the future with aging parents will find their practical suggestions helpful.
Gender, Culture, and Aging
Author: Margaret Cruikshank
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Category: Social Science
Margaret Cruikshank’s Learning to Be Old examines what it means to grow old in America today. The book questions social myths and fears about aging, sickness, and the other social roles of the elderly, the over-medicalization of many older people, and ageism. In this book, Cruikshank proposes alternatives to the ways aging is usually understood in both popular culture and mainstream gerontology. Learning to Be Old does not propose the ideas of “successful aging” or “productive aging,” but more the idea of “learning” how to age. Featuring new research and analysis, the third edition of Learning to be Old demonstrates, more thoroughly than the previous editions, that aging is socially constructed. Among texts on aging the book is unique in its clear focus on the differences in aging for women and men, as well as for people in different socioeconomic groups. Cruikshank is able to put aging in a broad context that not only focuses on how aging affects women but men, as well. Key updates in the third edition include changes in the health care system, changes in how long older Americans are working especially given the impact of the recession, and new material on the brain and mind-body interconnections. Cruikshank impressively challenges conventional ideas about aging in this third edition of Learning to be Old. This will be a must-read for everyone interested in new ideas surrounding aging in America today.