That Wasn’t A White Hair, Was It?
We’re so afraid of aging that we begin to devalue ourselves and others with each passing year. The phrase “30 years old” incites panic. Seniors live in separate communities and barely interact with young people, while middle-aged people spend millions each year on anti-aging products.
But what if we have it all wrong? Isabel Tom grew up living with grandparents and has spent over a decade of her career serving older adults. In The Value of Wrinkles she:
- Teaches you what the elderly offer us that we cannot live without
- Challenges our cultural beliefs and practices that affect those who are aging
- Gives you practical insight on how to care for those older than you
It’s time to consider how our attitudes towards aging affect our views of the elderly. Isabel Tom grew up in a multigenerational home with her grandparents before beginning a career in the senior care field. She provides amusing anecdotes and insights from these experiences to help young adults embrace aging and intentionally love the old.
It’s a great loss for the young and old to experience life separately—don’t let lack of understanding keep you from delighting in these irreplaceable relationships.
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0802419534
- ISBN-13 : 9780802419538
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.49 x 8 inches