Three of the Best Books for Senior Citizens – Bay Alarm Medical
March 2, 2016
We recently polled our customers and found out an overwhelming 70% of you like to read on a regular basis. Today is also National Read Across America Day, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss Day. What day could be better to explore the newest books of 2016?
We know many of you love the unfolding mysteries of a good crime thriller, enjoy getting swept up in storybook fiction where the characters instantly become new, dear friends, and embracing the haunting nostalgia of times gone by with a historical nonfiction piece.
However, when is the last time you picked up a book of short stories, essays, poems, or advice written about a journey we’re all familiar with–growing older? Not all books for senior citizens have to be serious–there are plenty of light-hearted, humorous ones out there on aging that are well worth a read, too!
Here are a few of our top picks we recommend checking out on your next trip to the library (or mobile device/tablet for seniors who love their technology!).
1. I’m Too Young to be Seventy by Judith Viorst
Best known for her children’s book “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” Viorst is also celebrated for her collection of insightful and hilarious poems spanning life’s different decades. Spanning from quirky to touching, Viorst’s latest poems on living life in her 70’s offer gems like “If I Should Die Before I Wake, Here’s the Wife You Next Should Take.”
2. Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life by Roger Rosenblatt
A prize-winning essayist, columnist for Time Magazine, and commentator on PBS’s NewsHour, Rosenblatt offers practical advice through a wry sense of humor for those wishing to live longer, fuller lives that can be applied at any age. A quick and enjoyable read, tips like “Nobody is thinking about you. They are thinking about themselves–just like you” are far from your ordinary anti-aging advice and sure to give you a chuckle.
3. Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age by Jo Ann Jenkins
Written by the CEO of AARP, this highly anticipated book is expected to hit bookstores April 5. Jenkins says of the new book, “I want to demolish our assumptions about getting older and help people understand that reaching 50, 60, 70 or beyond is not really about aging. It’s about living.” Disrupt Aging will aim to change our conversations on getting older, redefine what age means, and help us embrace where we’re at–the experiences and wisdom we’ve benefited from that only time can bring.
Reading is an important hobby for seniors, and contributes to healthy brain function and even fighting Alzheimer’s disease. We’re glad to see so many of you picking up a good book on a regular basis – keep up the reading!
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