Fred Brancato -
Ancient Wisdom and the Measure of Our Days: The Spiritual Dimensions of Retirement, Aging and Loss
Published: 2009 by Strategic Book Publishing - Available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Strategic Book Publishing, Maine bookstores
Genre: Non fiction, Aging, Spirituality, World Religions
Written: After studying world religions for 50 years and multiple discussions with OLLI students over seven years
Authors Note: This book applies the core themes found among sages and saints from the world's diverse spiritual traditions to the experiences of change, identity and loss that come with aging.
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI at the University of Southern Maine (Member & Instructor)
Catherine Royce -
Wherever I Am, I'm Fine:Letters About Living While Dying
Published: 2009 by Xlibris - Available for purchase on Amazon
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Web Presence: Review of Catherine's work
Written: Transition toward retirement
A note about the author: Catherine wrote these letters after she was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). The letters were available on a blog and then published this year shortly before her death. She was featured on a segment of "This I believe" on NPR and her obituary was covered by Richard Knox, Science Reporter, NPR. The book received positive reviews.
OLLI Affiliation: OLLI at UMass Boston (Member of the writing class)
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