Seniors and Aging

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Picture Books - Preschool & Early Elementary

A growing list of picture books that celebrate seniors and aging.

A growing list of picture books that celebrate seniors and aging.

Chapter Books - Later Elementary & Young Adult

A growing list of chapter books that celebrate seniors and aging.

A growing list of chapter books that celebrate seniors and aging.

Adult Resources

The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way (And It Wasn’t My Fault) (And I’ll Never Do It Again) by P.J. O’Rourke (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014).

If I Live to Be 100: Lessons from the Centenarians by Neenah Ellis (Three Rivers Press, 2004). Ellis records the stories of over a dozen people who have lived a century or more.

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister (Bluebridge, 2010).  As Chittister points out, life doesn’t stop just because you age.

How to Care for Aging Parents, 3rd Edition: A One-Stop Resource for All Your Medical, Financial, Housing, and Emotional Issues by Virginia Morris (Workman Publishing Company, 2014).  This book offers a step-by-step guide of how to effectively care for aging parents and all the responsibilities that come with such a task.

The Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty by Michael Gurian (Atria Books, 2013). Look beyond the health changes that accompany turning 50 and examine the spiritual, emotional, and psychological changes.