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Benefits of Reading for Seniors

Reading can be a perfect hobby for a senior to pursue. Reading not only provides entertainment and knowledge, but it also offers substantial benefits for your brain. Benefits may include:

  • Memory Improvement
  • Brain Stimulation
  • Stress Reduction
  • Better Sleep

A few recommended books for seniors are:

Invisible (Ivy Malone Mysteries #1)

“She's not your average crime fighter! Ivy Malone has a curiosity that sometimes gets her into trouble, and it's only aggravated by her discovery that she can easily escape the public eye.” 

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The Old Man and the Sea

"The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream."

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Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

“In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson’s wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, the Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village.”

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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets The Italian Job in internationally-bestselling author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s witty and insightful comedy of errors about a group of delinquent seniors whose desire for a better quality of life leads them to rob and ransom priceless artwork."

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If you have a senior loved one who no longer can read, consider hiring an in-home caregiver to read to them and provide companion care. Visit the Senior Helpers of Kenai Peninsula Services page for more information.