AGING JOYFULLY

We can't help aging but with the JOY OF THE LORD FOR OUR STRENGTH we can choose to do so joyfully!

Everyone needs or will eventually and hopefully need to read AGING JOYFULLY! There are many things over which we have little control: our parentage, our heredity, our environment, our mental capacity, and other personal matters. To a large degree, however, if we are blessed with longevity, we can decide if we are going to age with joy. Will it be with regrets, with a negative disposition, or with positive anticipation? The latter is what this book is about.

Consider these pages as a road map. Before you go on an extended trip you plan accordingly. The first four chapters deal with four age periods and present life as it is most likely to take place during that particular period of time. Other chapters deal with the importance of developing and maintaining positive relationships. Marriage and singleness is explored, as are other losses common to the aging process. Some other chapter titles are: Opportunities to Serve others, The Joy of Grandparenting, Decluttering and Downsizing, Becoming a Caregiver, and Leaving a Legacy. This book is designed to assist the reader in realizing the purpose of each day and making it a joyous experience. May God help us not to let today slip through our fingers without living it up and celebrating life to the fullest.

Leona had the privilege to co-author this book with Dr. Starr by introducing the theme of each of his thought-provoking and insightful chapters with one of her contemporary poems. A prominent denominational Christian leader in Canada, Dr. Starr is an author, speaker, pastor, church administrator and Leona's friend from their college years. He has specialized in pioneering senior adult programs.

IDEAS FOR GIVING THIS BOOK 

“Adult kids” will want to give the book to their senior parents.

A gift for your over-55 friends and relatives, newly retiring friends, those in your seniors group at Church; your pastor and leadership staff; church library; Bible study classes; community groups; care facility residents & caregivers; at high school and college reunions.

Best of all—a gift to yourself!