The Best Uplifting Books For Seniors

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This article showcases our top picks for the Uplifting Books For Seniors. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

The Red Sea Rules by Robert J. Morgan

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Life is tough and we human often get desperate and hopeless. But books like The Red Sea Rules: 10 God-Given Strategies for Difficult Times are good source of motivation and rebuilding hope. No matter what life throws your way, you can overcome it by using the 10 God-given strategies from the Red Sea Rules. These rules will help you stay motivated and focused during difficult times. As a senior, these tips will help you maintain a positive outlook on life and remain active and engaged in your community. Use these rules to empower yourself and live a joyful life. Below is a short brief of what the strategies are about in this book: 1. Remember that God is with you. 2. Stay focused on your goal. 3. Don’t give up hope. 4. Keep your faith strong. 5. Be patient and persevering. 6. Don’t get discouraged or overwhelmed. 7. Take one step at a time 8. Press on despite setbacks

Live a Little by Howard Jacobson

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This book is great for seniors. The plot centers on Shimi Carmelli and Beryl Dusinberry, a harrumphing war widow with two politician sons she hardly likes, and north London’s most eligible old bachelor (primarily because he can still do up his own flies, respectively). The tragedy of Beryl’s life is that she forgets everything. The one thing about Shimi that stands out is that he never forgets anything. And when they finally do meet at the latter’s brother’s funeral, sparks ignite because they both know that as long as they have life, they have a future.

AgeProof by Jean Chatzky

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Aging is a significant issue for many people, especially for those who are less healthy and earn less money. This book addresses problems that people encounter as they age. It is not all bad, however; it is a self-help guide. There are some helpful and optimistic suggestions to assist seniors find a solution.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

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This heartwarming novel follows a group of British retirees who move to India to live in a retirement home called The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The story follows each character as they adjust to their new life in India and find love, adventure, and friendship. This book will take seniors on a journey of self-discovery and remind them that it is never too late to start living their best life.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

This product was recommended by Jen Stark from Happy DIY Home

The book follows the life and death of Eddie, an ordinary man who dies in a freak accident and goes to heaven, where he meets five people who were instrumental in his life. The novel is a moving and uplifting story about loss, love, and redemption. This book is perfect for anyone who is looking for a heartwarming and thought-provoking read. The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a beautifully written story that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

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The novel is set in a future society where people are assigned specific roles in the community. The novel follows the story of a young boy who is chosen to be the next Giver of his community. The Giver is a person who holds all of the memories of the community and is responsible for passing them down to the next generation.

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

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Tuesdays with Morrie is a memoir by American author Mitch Albom, published in 1997. The story is Albom’s account of his weekly visits to his former professor Morrie Schwartz, as Schwartz gradually dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Albom wrote the book while Schwartz was dying, and it became an instant bestseller. The book has sold over 14 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 45 languages. A film adaptation of the book was released in 1999, starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria. Albom has also adapted the book into a stage play, which has been performed around the world.

Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

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In this tale, a group of elders decide to commit crime in order to restore their independence after becoming tired of soft meals and early bedtimes. Older readers will enjoy the comedy of errors that will have them turning pages all the way to the finish.

The Stonewall Generation by Jane Fleishman, PhD

This product was recommended by Elijah Wanga from Experience Care

Her book, The Stonewall Generation, dives into the stories as told by today’s seniors who were coming of age at the time of the Stonewall riots of 1969. She shares the stories of struggles they went through and the successes they made in advancing LGBTQ rights. It is an incredible and inspirational book on the pivotal stonewall rebellion that helped launch LGBTQ+ political social justice activism and continue sexual liberation for all.

I’m Too Young To Be Seventy by Judith Viorst

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These poems are a superb compilation of wittily insightful and heartfelt poetry. It’s the ideal book for senior individuals who are young at heart. Judith Viorst is a well-known children’s book author, but she has also written a few endearing and hilarious books for adults. Seniors will enjoy the humour in the poetry and be able to identify with universally significant issues such as health, love, family, and death. It’s a beautifully crafted poetry collection!

Memoirs of a South Boston Mechanic by Thomas M. Cirignano

This product was recommended by Thomas Cirignano from The Constant Outsider

Early in this amazing story of survival, the author made a decision to do whatever it took to beaccepted and prosper within his challenging and dangerous environments. Thatstrategy worked well for Tom, but it also placed him in far too many life-threatening situations. He is one of very few people who have had a gunpointencounter with Crime Boss James “Whitey” Bulger and lived to talk about it. Howdid he do that? Surprisingly, Tom tells it as a rather humorous story with amostly happy ending. Written from the perspective of someone whoexperienced history first-hand, this book provides a vivid flashback to anexciting era in Boston’s colorful past. The author believes that we are all unique, and Each of us is a book waiting to be written. Within this book, Tom encourages each reader to document his or her own life changing experiences, preserving that information for future generations. At a few points within the book, Tom asks specific questions of each reader, such as, What dangers have you faced? What wise or unwise decisions changed the direction of your life? Who influenced your life the most, and how did they do that? There are a few blank pages for readers to jot down notes about their own personal experiences and maybe elaborate on those things in more detail later. Doing what Tom suggests is a fun and enlightening project that your family will cherish. Don’t you wish your grand and great grandparents had done this?

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

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A coaching company that assists coaches all around the world in developing strong, impactful, and resilient companies. The last lecture is a book written by Randy Pausche. Randy, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, was requested to deliver his final lesson after learning that he had a fatal malignancy. He spoke only about How essential it is to realize childhood goals rather than anything else. Exactly as he stated, There is a purpose for the brick walls. The purpose of the brick walls is not to keep us out. Brick barriers provide us a chance to express how much we desire something. Because those who don’t want it desperately enough will be stopped by the brick walls. It is without a doubt one of the most motivating novels I’ve ever read.

Successful Aging by Daniel J. Levitin

This product was recommended by Tyler Seeger from Retirement Being

Successful Aging flips the script on how aging is often thought of, with memory loss and sickness being two examples. Levitin shows that seniors have power over aging through practices like seeking joy for what’s to come rather than reminiscing on what once was. Moreover, he highlights the importance of gleaning from the well of knowledge and wisdom that seniors have to offer and how society at large can benefit from doing so.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

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A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. The book helps to realize the greatest importance of the present moment. The reader will learn how to feel happy and peaceful. This knowledge is of great help if you want to change your life for the better. In your life, there will be no room left for regret and fear.

Glimpses of Happiness by Jerome H Perlmutter

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Glimpses of Happiness, Laughter for the Soul, is a book of light, whimsical Seinfeld-like vignettes that touch on everyday life occurrences. Humor is medicine and this book will make you smile! The Glimpses were written by my dad as therapy after a brain tumor. They are as relevant today as when he wrote them, and I am thrilled to share my father’s legacy with others. Offering presentations to Assisted and Independent Senior communities, the book is now used as a resource in “reading aloud’ programs for seniors. And leaving behind a page, “We Want Your Glimpse, the senior as an opportunity to share their own story which offers an outlet for self-expression. Since the “Glimpses” are short, mini essays, they will hold the attention of the reader – brain vitamins that are not taken internally. And, as you read through the book you might say, “this happened to me, too.” Diane Perlmutter Reynolds

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway is a great uplifting book for seniors. It is the story of an old man, Santiago, who is a fisherman. He has been fishing for many years and has not had any luck. One day, he goes out to sea and catches a big fish. He is very proud of his catch and he takes it home. The book is a great story of determination and perseverance. It is also a great story of friendship. Santiago befriends a young boy, Manolin, who helps him with his fishing. This is a great book for seniors because it shows that it is never too late to achieve your goals.

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a wonderfully odd, amusing, and a kind-hearted tale about getting old in humiliation while breaking every rule possible! Martha Andersson, 79, has a fantasy of running away from her nursing home and stealing a bank. She is determined to get the money necessary to live a more adventurous lifestyle because she has no desire to spend the rest of her life in a chair.

The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson

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The follow-up to the worldwide best-seller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson Three champagne bottles and a balloon flight ride set the entire event in motion. Allan and Julius are prepared for some breathtaking sights, but they weren’t planning on landing in the water and being saved by a North Korean ship. They also had no idea that the ship’s captain was carrying illicit uranium on a mission to build nuclear weapons for Kim Jong-un. Allan and Julius will soon be at the center of a complicated diplomatic issue involving leaders from around the world, including President Trump, Angela Merkel, and the Swedish foreign minister. Things are about to become quite challenging.

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by J. Jonasson

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It is a comic book written by writer Jonas Jonasson that was published in 2009. On Allan Karlsson’s 100th birthday, the narrative starts. He goes to a gathering that he originally had no desire to attend. The gathering is probably going to include prominent residents of the community. One of the best comic books for older readers is this one. Allan, however, flees the scene through his bedroom window. Thus, his adventure begins. Along the way, he encounters killings involving crooks, money, and cops. There is indeed a reflection on his past life, which was too wild for anyone, as the plot develops. It provides great comfort reading.

Prime of life by P D Bekendam

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Anyone who enjoys surprising plot twists will enjoy this tale about a doctor who quits his opulent job to work as a janitor at a retirement complex. There are dozens of funny and odd characters in it!

Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number by Carleen Brice

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This collection of articles by outstanding authors including Maya Angelou and Alice Walker examines aging from the viewpoint of Black women. Sexuality, personal development, friendship, love, family, and financial independence are among the subjects explored. This is a fantastic option for the senior who wants to stop stressing about getting older and start being thankful for not being 20 any longer.

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

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The protagonists of this book are a former officer in the British army and a shopkeeper from Pakistan. They can’t help but become acquainted with one another and, eventually, fall in love. Readability is ensured, however, by parallels to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the form of obstacles posed by culture and custom.

The Gift of Years by Joan Chittister

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Chittister offers advice on how to become a satisfied senior, using the power of positive thinking. Senior citizens who feel they are not enjoying their lives as much as they ‘should’ may benefit from this book.

Bring on the Blessings by Beverly Jenkins

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Finding out two days after your 30th wedding anniversary that your spouse is cheating is not a pleasant experience. However, getting $275 million and some vacation homes as part of a divorce settlement might be good. Bernadine Brown, who buys the bankrupt township of Henry Adams, Kansas, after her divorce, wants to preserve the township’s unique history while establishing a location for foster kids to locate a permanent home.

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