I Never Died Before: A Survival Guide to Aging and Beyond (Paperback)
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This is not a book about healthy living. This is not a book about living longer. This is a book about aging with courage. Based on the belief that aging is a natural process and not a medical emergency, I Never Died Before prepares readers for the emotional and unpredictable journey of aging and dying. The story follows two elderly women striving to remain in their beloved Victorian mansion by writing advice columns on the hard choices facing seniors. Each column has a companion exercise to explore such issues as: making pro-active housing decisions, weighing the risks and benefits of proposed medical treatments, filling out advance directives, writing final letters to loved ones, and funeral planning.
About the Author
In 2010, Professor Anne Maggs shared an award for instructional innovation by writing educational novels to introduce students to business and entrepreneurship. In 2015, she retired from teaching and began to research what to expect as she aged. Using the innovative approach that worked well in the classroom, she has written a story accompanied by journal exercises to share her findings with both seniors and adult children concerned about their parents.