The Wisdom of Morrie: Living and Aging Creatively & Joyfully was written by Morrie Schwartz and posthumously edited by his son Rob Schwartz. I spoke with Rob on Online for Authors.
This book looks at how to age well and not get trapped into believing that old age needs to be about becoming slow, unnecessary, and small. Morrie examines ageism and how the idea that the old people have no vitality or functionality left relegates many seniors to sad, lonely lives once they retire. He offers hundreds of suggestions for throwing those ideas out the window and living a joyful life.
This book would be a great one for a group discussion or even a class on aging because it is full of suggestions, action sets, and questions to consider. I can see it being used in senior centers and retirement villages by both residents and those who care for them. I think it is also useful for children with aging parents, anyone who works with seniors, and quite frankly, anyone who plans to get old! There are many suggestions for living well that I started applying right now.
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