At a time when many people are living longer, more creatively and functionally, historic notions of what it's like to grow old are changing. Aging Wisely… Wisdom of our Elders is a unique resource that reflects the ideas, opinions and experiences of a diverse group of senior citizens. Each story provides a unique perspective on the physical, emotional, and social aspects of growing old from those who have made the journey.
Each chapter presents an aspect of aging including a discussion of physical changes, emotional losses, and financials, as well as what contributes to satisfaction and happiness in later years. Every personal story closes with “Reflections for the Readers”, a series of questions correlated to the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) Core Competencies.
This book is meant to be a useful guide for people who are presently aging or will be in the coming years. It is also a valuable resource for educators, professionals, and students who are training to care for the aging population. From millennials to senior citizens, from students to professionals, this authentic, thoughtful perspective on aging will provide valuable insight and wisdom to all readers.