Most of us can expect to live longer than our parents, and much longer than our grandparents. But for some people getting older has a negative outlook as it seems longevity comes at a cost. Many older people are isolated, get depressed, suffer mental and physical ill health, are beset by worries about money, and feel lost in a swiftly changing environment.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Louise Morse, who has immense experience of working with older people and those who care for them, is convinced that there is a huge amount that we can all do to live well as we live longer. The basics are not complex, but they do require thought and preparation, and many of the solutions touch on the spiritual – issues of respect, belief, purpose and outlook. God sees old age as a time of harvest; of fruitfulness and wisdom, of the crown of splendour the Bible describes.
This is a straightforward, wise, practical book which offers real benefits in terms of fruitfulness and cheerfulness – and shows how all of us can continue to play a part in tomorrow’s world