The Ten Steps of Positive Ageing: A handbook for personal change in later life (Paperback)

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This book explodes some myths about aging and reveals ten personal development tools to help us change our perspective to bolster emotional and psychological resilience in later life.

In this handbook Guy Robertson offers ten steps that anyone can take to improve the likelihood of living a happy and satisfying life in old age. Research shows that how we think about ageing can have a very significant impact on our health and well-being in later life. Concentrating on the psychological and emotional aspects of ageing, these clear practical exercises will empower the reader to engage in a program of personal change. Getting older is not all bad! Indeed the reality is much more positive than many of us could imagine.

About the Author

Guy Robertson has worked in numerous roles within the field of ageing for over a quarter of a century and is a passionate proponent of the need to develop more positive approaches to ageing. He is on the Board of the Campaign to End Loneliness and is also a bereavement counselor. He is married, has two grown up children and divides his time between Bristol and Cornwall. @positiveageing1

Praise For…

“This insightful and practical book encourages us to confront the toxic effects of ageism on our wellbeing as we move through life. The Ten Steps of Positive Ageing offers simple, powerful ways to build a more accurate narrative and take that resilience and power out into the world.” —Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

“I really like this book: well-researched, practical and realistic, it embraces the ageing process with a lovely thoughtful optimism, making valuable suggestions about how readers can reach this point themselves. Guy Robertson is a splendid tour guide for the journey into later life.” —Anne Karpf, author of How to Age

“An indispensable guide to planning positively for a happy and fulfilling old age. Wise, inspirational and thought-provoking.” —Celia Dodd, author of Not Fade Away: How to Thrive in Retirement

“This book will help you become more positive and live longer, better.” —Muir Gray, author of Sod 70!

Relaxed, jargon-free and engaging … helpful and accessible'” —Mervyn Eastman, co-founder of Change Agents: The Older Peoples' Cooperative Collective

“If you're feeling even slightly down about getting older, The Ten Steps of Positive Ageing is the antidote. Full of detailed and 'do-able' advice, Guy Robertson's book gives you more control over your ageing than you ever imagine you could have. This book turns the myth of ageing as decline completely on its head and shows us how to choose a positive and fulfilled later life. The Ten Steps of Positive Ageing is literally life-changing!” —Louise Ansari, The Centre for Ageing Better

“Our ageing and our longer lives are too often seen as problems rather than opportunities. It is good to have a book that makes the 'case for the defence'. In his new book The Ten Steps of Positive Ageing, Guy Robertson sets out a balanced view of the plusses and minuses of ageing.” —Baron Filkin (CBE), former Chair of the Centre for Ageing Better

“offers advice on how to weather the passing of time and transform yourself into a proper golden oldie” —The Scotsman

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472972804
ISBN-10: 1472972805
Publisher: Green Tree
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Pages: 224

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