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Well Aged

Making the Most of Your Platinum Years

by Ralph Milton
edition: Paperback
tagged: longevity, aging

Finding happiness at 80+, from the perspective of an octogenarian.

Author Ralph Milton wants readers to know that old age is not a disease circling the world ready to pounce on anyone over eighty. Many, maybe even most old people say they are happier and more contented than they have ever been. And that’s good news because Canadians are living mu …


The Erratics

by Vicki Laveau-Harvie
edition: Paperback
tagged: personal memoirs, aging, dysfunctional families

In this award-winning memoir, two sisters reckon with the convalescence and death of their outlandishly tyrannical mother and the care of their psychologically terrorized father, all relayed with dark humour and brutal honesty.

When Vicki and her sister learn their mother has been hospitalized for a broken hip, they return to their parents' home in …


The Bright Side

Twelve Months, Three Heartbreaks, and One (Maybe) Miracle

by Cathrin Bradbury
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: personal memoirs, aging, women

“Anyone who has had their life completely gutted and rewired will adore this family story. Bradbury's dark humour and gloriously upbeat voice makes it the perfect antidote to a tough year. I loved it!”
—Plum Johnson, author of They Left Us Everything
The hilarious and moving story of how a modern woman's life can change utterly in a single ye …


Happily Ever Older

Revolutionary Approaches to Long-Term Care

by Moira Welsh
edition: Paperback
tagged: gerontology, eldercare, aging


While Being Mortal (Atul Gawande) helped us understand disease and death, and Successful Aging (Daniel J. Levitin) showed us older years can be a time of joy and resilience, Happily Ever Older reveals how the right living arrangements can create a vibrancy that defies age or ability.

Reporter Moira Welsh has spent years investigating retirement hom …


The Age of Creativity

Art, Memory, My Father, and Me

by Emily Urquhart
edition: eBook
tagged: personal memoirs, aging, artists, architects, photographers

A moving portrait of a father and daughter relationship and a case for late-stage creativity from Emily Urquhart, the bestselling author of Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family, and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes.

“The fundamental misunderstanding of our time is that we belong to one age group or another. We all grow old. There is no us and them. T …


Moments of Glad Grace

A Memoir

by Alison Wearing
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Audiobook
tagged: personal memoirs, aging, lgbtq+


Moments of Glad Grace is a moving and witty memoir about a daughter’s evolving relationship with her aging father, the small moments we share, and the hunt for roots and belonging.

The story begins as a trip from Canada to Ireland in search of genealogical data and documents. Being 80 and in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, Joe invites …

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