- In the News
"…A new book – Aging in Stride –
authored by a geriatrician, lawyer, pastor team, provides a lot of
information, which combined with a bit of effort, can go a long way
in making our lives much easier as we grow older. The book’s message
is clear. With just a little planning and teamwork; by staying
physically active; by maintaining relationships with others, and by
devoting some time to nurturing your spirit the golden years of our
lives can be just that – Golden…."
November 2005, Senior Beacon
"This reference book identifies a
multitude of aging issues and provides practical strategies for
solutions. It celebrates the spirit of aging and the tools we have
to make the best choices for our future. It Helps readers create a
plan of action that focuses on wisdom, experience, and maturity,
based on attitude and willingness to make health investments…."
December 2005, Pacific Northwest
"The Aging in Stride authors did their
homework and it shows. This well-organized guide on the topic of
"health aging" provides a meaningful, straightforward and succinct
resource for individuals and professionals, baby boomers and older
adults alike. The book begins by laying out four foundation building
blocks for healthy aging: planning and teamwork, staying physically
active, relationships with others, and nurturing your spirit. Rather
than making judgments, the authors provide objective text and links
to online information as well as to useful checklists that allow the
reader to assess their current situation and identify steps to help
them or their loved one plan and age well. Resource information and
tips on a wide variety of topics are included, such as: How to Shop
for Long-Term Care Insurance; Getting Ready for a Care Conference;
How to Hire In-Home Help; Tips for Working with Busy Agencies; and
Practical Issues at the Time of Death. All are covered in the core
section of the book or are available on the AgingInStride.org
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"Reading Aging in Stride is like
having an important conversation with a wise friend. It is an
excellent book -- remarkable for its range of topics, the quality of
its advice, and its clarity of writing. And for each of the 45
issues that are discussed, additional resources are suggested and
made easily available online. Issues of spirituality are presented
in a way that speaks to secular humanists as well as true believers.
End of life questions, so important and so often finessed or left
unasked, are treated with the wisdom and explicitness they deserve.
As an octogenarian researcher on aging, reading this book reassured
me about the things I am already doing to age well and reminded me
of some that I will now attend to. Aging in Stride deserves many
readers; I predict that it will have them and that they will be
grateful for having read it."
Robert L. Kahn, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Public Health
University of Michigan
Author of Successful Aging
"A remarkably clear roadmap to healthy
aging. Of course, it won't answer every question. And it won't make
the smart choices that often need to be made. But it can help in a
wonderful way by giving the reader both the big picture and a better
understanding of the many forks in the road that may come along."
Nina Tumosa, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Gateway Geriatric Education
Center of Missouri and Illinois
Education Officer, Veterans Affairs
Medical Center/Saint Louis
"Every family needs a few carefully
chosen books for its bookshelf. This is one of those books. The
issue discussions, more resources, forms, and online reader support
center are practical and easy to use. What you have here is a
roadmap, compass, and words of encouragement, all rolled into one."
Pamela Piering, Director
Area Agency on Aging
"Comprehensive, well organized, easy
to use. Aging in Stride is a book older persons and their families
will trust and turn to over and over again as they navigate the many
issues and challenges we all face as we grow older."
T. Franklin Williams, M.D.
Professor of Medicine Emeritus, University of Rochester
Former Director, National Institute on Aging
Veterans Administration Distinguished Physician
"This terrific book provides common
ground that my family will use -- that any family can use -- to plan
for the future."
Jessie Gruman, Ph.D.
President and Executive Director
Center for the Advancement of Health
In the News:
2005 - Aging In Stride by Christine Himes, M.D., Elizabeth N.
Oettinger, M. Div. and Dennis E. Kenny, JD are the winners of the
2005 Independent Publisher Book Award for best Aging book. For
complete press release
Statesman Journal (October 2, 2005) – "This is an invaluable
resource on planning for old age or coping with it….The book
provides what it calls "the four building blocks to health aging"
and information about growing older well, dealing with finances, and
discovering services that provide help."
Americans Report (April 22nd, 2005) - "From picking an assisted
living facility to elder-proofing a home…as an overview of the
challenges seniors face, it is a good place to start."
Northwest Prime Time (April 2005) "…provides information
which can go a long way in making our lives much easier as we grow
Connections For Active and Informed Adults (December 2004) –
"If we think of life as a trip, destination old age, "Aging in
Stride" is an empowering roadmap. Anyone approaching, planning for
or dealing with someone who is elderly will appreciate this
publication. "Aging in Stride" will give you a great deal of the
information needed to make the best decisions possible."