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The Art of Growing Old: A Guide to Faithful Aging

The Art of Growing Old: A Guide to Faithful Aging

Faithful aging is not simple aging; it is growing old. It is embracing not only the challenges of a long life, but engaging the possibilities of creativity and depth of soul available to those who have acquired a wealth of experience.

This book is for all adults interested in increasing satisfaction in their lives. Each chapter moves from theory to practice, with thought provoking questions, specific suggestions, and clear illustrations of how the various tasks of aging can be accomplished. Saussy emphasizes the importance of setting goals, making plans, and enacting those plans as the practical means to moving into the last decades of life with a sense of expectation, grace, and fulfillment.

With challenging and insightful suggestions for activities, questions for reflection, and guidelines for discussion groups, The Art of Growing Old is ideal for both individual and group use.
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  • Publisher Augsburg Books
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806636177
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 176
  • Publication Date April 13, 1998

Table of Contents

Introduction: Thinking Age

Facing Up to Your Life Cycle
Living with Loss
Refusing the Stereotypes, Discovering New Images
Looking Back with insight
Looking Forward with Vision
Valuing It All Together
Pulling It All Together

Appendix A: Group Study
Appendix B: Facilitating Guided Meditations
Appendix C: Resources