Aging Our Way: Lessons for Living from 85 and Beyond by Meika Loe

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By Meika Loe

In 1998, Hallmark unveiled their new "One-Hundredth-Birthday" playing cards, and by way of 2007 annual revenues have been at 85,000. the US is swiftly graying: among now and 2030, the variety of humans within the U.S. over the age of eighty is anticipated to just about triple. yet how lengthy humans stay increases the query of ways good they live.

Aging Our Way follows the typical lives of 30 elders (ages 85-102) dwelling at domestic and commonly by myself to appreciate how they carry and retain significant lives for themselves. Drawing at the newest interdisciplinary scholarship on getting older and 3 years of interviews with the elders, Meika Loe explores how elders navigate the sensible demanding situations of residing as independently as attainable whereas staying fit, attached, and cozy. whereas such a lot books at the topic deal with previous age as a social challenge and elders as easily lowered types in their former selves, Aging Our Way perspectives them as they are surely: energetic, complex, attractive humans discovering inventive how one can make their getting older as significant and possible as attainable. of their personal voices, elders describe how they deal with every thing from grocery procuring, medical professional appointments, and incapacity, to making networks of associates and conserving their autonomy. in lots of methods, those elders can function function versions. the teachings they've got discovered approximately residing moderately, taking time for themselves, requesting aid, protecting a feeling of humor, taking good care of others, and getting ready for dying supply a useful resource of knowledge for somebody hoping to reside an extended and satisfying existence. via their tales, Loe is helping us to consider getting older, wellbeing and fitness, and the worth of human relationships in new ways.

Written with notable heat and intensity of figuring out, Aging Our Way bargains a bright examine a bunch of people that too frequently stay invisible--those who've lived the longest--and all they need to train us.

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