I Like Being Old: A Guide to Making the Most of Aging

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iUniverse, Jun 7, 2011 - Self-Help - 172 pages
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Eileen Allen is a seeker. In her nineties, still with a smile on her face, she is trying new things, looking forward, and making choices that provide her with the best life possible—even despite losses in her vision, hearing, and mobility. I Like Being Old provides inspiration for millions of baby boomers ready to take control of their choices and begin believing that old age can be rewarding, fun, and a time to stay open to all life has to offer.

With an honest, self-disclosing style, Eileen shares how she has faced such important aging decisions as relinquishing driving, moving to a retirement center, staying fit and involved, and adjusting to decreasing independence. She encourages other senior citizens to find satisfaction in solving problems that accompany aging, as she describes how she has enriched her own life by discovering simple pleasures, maintaining vital ties with family and friends, choosing to be happy, and living fully until the end.

Eileen Allen likes being old. By sharing her remarkable life experiences, she encourages anyone in the midst of aging to savor each day, pay attention to little details, and discover a whole new appreciation for life.


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Choosing to Be Happy Chapter 3
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About the author (2011)

K. Eileen Allen, professor emerita, was a member of the Early Childhood faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle and at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. For thirty-one years she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in child development, developmental disabilities in young children, parenting, early education, and an interdisciplinary approach to early intervention and inclusion. She also trained teachers and supervised research-focused classrooms at both schools and has published seven college textbooks as well as numerous research articles and position papers in major professional journals. During her retirement, she continues to write and advocate on behalf of children and families. Her most recent book is entitled, I LIKE BEING OLD: A GUIDE TO MAKING THE MOST OF AGING.

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