New Frontiers in Aging: Spirit and Science to Maximize Peak Experience in Your 60s, 70s, and Beyond: Spirit and Science to Maximize Peak Experience in Your 60s, 70s, and Beyond

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ABC-CLIO, Oct 30, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 200 pages
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As elders are living longer and healthier lives, these additional years call for what author Olga Spencer explains is a new vision and fulfillment of the senior stage. Here psychologist Spencer pinpoints how we can transform our perception of aging, changing from seeing senior years as a time of decline, to seeing this stage as a great opportunity for final, ultimate development. We can all transform our lives, to recognize new, unexpected and vital experiences and potentials, she explains. Enlisting fields as diverse as psychology, medical science, physics and cosmology, Spencer shows us the new frontiers in aging, and how our choices determine our destiny.

Spencer also focuses on peak experiences, those moments that are for us validation of life lived fully and with passion, and their importance to seniors to not only fulfillment but also biological wellness and independence ce. Three of her book's major points are that aging begins in the mind, that aging is an obsolete concept, and that lifestyle (not age) determines successful aging. This thought-provoking book, written with the assistance of two medical doctors and a registered dietician, will interest any readers over 50 who want to live their senior years to their fullest, as well as their family members and loved ones, in addition to social workers, mental health professionals, medical professionals, clergy and other professionals in roles caring for seniors.

 

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Contents

1 The Fountain of Youth
1
2 The Fourth Age
13
3 The Purpose
21
4 The Fountain of Energy
31
5 Changing Face of Love and Sensuality
43
6 The Creative Process of Life
57
7 Eating to Live Stronger Live Longer
69
8 Impact of Lifestyle on Health
93
10 Fitness at 50 and Beyond
111
11 Vertigo Dizziness and Balance
123
12 The Duality of Being
133
13 Journey Toward the Light
145
Epilogue
153
Notes
155
Index
167
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9 Modern Medicine and Rejuvenation
105

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Olga Brom Spencer, PhD is a psychologist, author, and octogenarian practicing what she writes about - self-development. As a clinician, she was a member of the Faculty at New York University School of Social Work. She later became Founder and Director of the Center for Family Development Inc., and the World Trade Family Center, based in the World Trade Center, pioneering innovative treatments for one-parent families, with the cooperation of Margaret Mead, Dr. W. Schwartz, Marianne Walters, and Adelphi University. Among her honors are the AARP National Award for Seniors and the Star of the Year Award for the Westport/Weston (CT) AARP.

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