Books For The Elderly
One of the best ways to prevent the maladies of aging is to remain mentally active. And one of the best activities to help maintain an active and healthy mind is through reading. A grandfather who used to be a baseball fan or little-league player might want to read a book that mention the sport, or a novel, for example, whose main characters are baseball players. Many good books for the elderly involve stories about people or anything from their generation because it would bring them back in time and would make them recollect those fond memories.
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Here are 10 good books for the elderly, likely to appeal to many different tastes:
This is a good book for the elderly, especially women. The main character is an 88-year-old woman who gave up her dreams for her husband and children. After her husband died, she made decisions that gave her new discoveries and realizations about her life.
The story is about strong friendship, and belief in God. This is a good book for senior citizens interested in spiritual matters. The two major characters, kids in the year 1950's and 1960's, are also something that many elderly folks can relate to.
Note: The picture was the First Edition book cover published in 1989. Clicking on the title will direct you to the link on Amazon with the most recent edition.
The story is about a retired professor in his mid-sixties who suffers from a hearing impairment. Apart from deafness, other problems arise. This is a must-read story for elderly folks because it will surely make them laugh.
This book has the Queen of Great Britain as the main character, but the major events that happened in the story are all fantasy or fiction. It may appeal not only to the elderly folks, but also to those who are interested in the monarchy. But, old folks would enjoy the book because the story is not at all heavy, and it is a good book to read to pass the time.
This book is for people who would want to read a serious book that focuses on life’s drama. It is a classic novel first published in 1956 and received positive criticisms. From the title itself, ‘Seize the Day,’ it might appeal to the older folks, as it may inspire them to reflect back on their life when they were younger and seize each day that they are still able to embrace and experience.
Some reviewers described this book as a laugh-out-loud novel and mentioned that the main character was like Forrest Gump. The title itself is interesting and would surely get the attention of senior citizens looking for a good book to read.
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This novel is about an eighty-eight-year-old woman who lives all by herself. Elderly women may be interested reading this book not only because the protagonist is an older woman, but because some, if not many, can relate to the things that this woman is experiencing, together with the feelings of loneliness and frustrations that come along with her age. It is also about learning to appreciate the true source of happiness: family and friends.
This book was awarded the 2011 Man Booker Prize. The story is about a man in his sixties, who is re-evaluating his life.
This is a good book for elderly folks, not only because the main character, Harold, is a senior and a retired man, but because the book is about adventure, love, hope, and transformation, and has both drama and humor. It is a book that elderly people can relate to. It is a national bestseller and has received a lot of good reviews.
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