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BKLYN BookMatch: Age Out Loud - Older Americans Month

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This chair rocks

Ashton Applewhite. |

Ashton explores society's attitude about aging; mixing humor and personal experience shared in this book.

Disrupt aging

Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP with Boe Workman. |

CEO of the AARP, Jenkins tackles some of the most significant issues facing those 50 and ways to maintain activeness, understanding retirement, and remaining happy as we get older.

Aging as a spiritual practice

Lewis Richmond. |

A user's guide to aging well written from the perspective of a practicing Buddhist priest with 40 years of experience in meditation. Lewis Richmond sees the later stages of life as a time to give back, and a time to embrace those things that give our lives purpose and meaning.

Being mortal

Atul Gawande. |

Atul Gawande has provided a very good view on how to deal with end-of-life issues in our families


by Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole. |

A look into the lives of septuagenarians living in their 8th decade.