The Wisdom To Choose will guide anyone, regardless of age, to a quality of life that is both rich and rewarding. It is a source of information on lifestyle, healthy aging and access to social services that have proven to help seniors live as independently as they want as long as they can, free from hospitals and nursing homes.
Although written for seniors, The Wisdom To Choose will also inform family members and caregivers about the choices our elders have--even to, and including, death and dying.
The Wisdom To Choose is filled with resources and references on
everything from diet and exercise to "spiritual eldering" to
tasteful surroundings in a nursing home. It affirms the value of the
nation's elders by inviting choices elders themselves may not know
they have but those they certainly have the wisdom to discern.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Our Elders, Their Families and Caregivers
To Our Elders: What Kind of Life Do You Want?
II. Your Body: Health and Long Life
The ABCs of Preventative Care
Keeping Mind and Body Together
IV. Independent Living: An Outline To Assist In Life's Fulfillment
Community Resources: Connections and Gathering Places
V. Your Space
VI. Beyond Independence: Institutional Care
Assisted Living and Long-term Care
End Note: The Boomers are Here - Are We Prepared?
Issues that Need to be Addressed
Diseases and Conditions That Adversely Impact the Elderly
An Explanation of Government Health Care Programs
A Resource Directory
State and Local Organizations
"[ The Wisdom To Choose ] counsels
that you should prepare a concise summary of your symptoms and
medications to enable your doctor to make his best diagnosis. How
true -- but many people overlook that point! This book is packed
full of great advice and helpful hints!"
"The need for optimism about aging is
great; the optimism in this book is well founded."
"This book is amazingly encyclopedic
in scope and provides extremely valuable guidelines for just about
everything in the lives of today's seniors/elders. It is an
important addition to every household."
"Whether designing your own future or
helping someone you love, this book is essential for elders and
caregivers alike. The wise choices we make today empower us with
"My current lecture schedule calls
for an average of 75 talks a year -- most of them to Senior
audiences. Overwhelmingly, they react enthusiastically to my central
theme: How to make the BEST of the REST of your life. Your book is a
perfect illustration of my main points and your authorities are
"With this book, hope is no longer on
the horizon. It is here now, alive and well! The door has opened and
it's your turn to choose."
"This text assists older Americans to
make real choices for a life of independence."
"[The Wisdom To Choose]
provides a wealth of information that enables older adults to make
informed choices in all aspects of their lives. [It is a] book that
every older adult should have."
"Dixon Arnett and Wende Chan provide
an unusually comprehensive yet deep examination of the many elements
that confront population aging. Not content to simply provide a
listing of programs and services for older persons, they branch out
to the "wisdom" variables of spirituality, prevention and
compassion. This book will be an important contribution to all who
"This book is a clear and simple
roadmap to guide the elderly in our society. Use it as a reference
and Arnett and Chan can be of great help in finding your way."
"This book serves as a great roadmap
in helping us with positive choices. It shows us how to make the
most of what we can do as we age, rather than thinking about the
Our Commitment to You
At Quick Publishing we are committed to providing quality educational, inspirational, and entertaining materials that will help the reader to achieve educational or personal goals. To learn more about our company, click here.