Create A Winter Reading List: 5 Books That Celebrate A Post-Retirement Life
Now that most of the country faces the advance of winter, a short list of books may help quell the doldrums and lift cabin fever. Reading a good book can keep the brain active and inspire seniors to learn new things. The stimulation of imagination can take the reader to far-off places or suggest travel plans when better weather comes. It can also motivate readers to change their lives for the better.
Whether retirees read to themselves, or family caregivers read to them, the effect is chicken soup for the soul. So everyone, let’s settle down with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the following five recommended books for retirees in Newark, Wilmington, Bear, and New Castle County from Senior Helpers - Northern Delaware.
65 Things To Do In Retirement
Many retirees look forward to a second chance to redefine who they are and the time to do all those things they never had a chance to accomplish while they were tied to the grindstone of a 9 to 5 job every day. This book, written by Mark Evan Chimsky (Author), and edited by Mark Chimsky, is available online in paperback from Amazon and other booksellers. The 65 included essays provide practical guidance and inspiration. Contributors include well-known public figures, such as Jimmy Carter, and experts on retirement.
Relish Your Retirement
For women, Relish Your Retirement provides 501 fun and simple ways to celebrate retirement. Written by Florance Philip, the book is available in paperback, or from Kindle or Audio Books. The author provides guidance on maintaining emotional and physical well-being in retirement as well as fun ways to tap into the creative side that languished during work-life.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business - by Charles Duhigg
For many new retirees, it's tough to become comfortable with the free time and blank pages of the daily calendar. After an adult life spent working 40 or more hours a week with only two to four weeks of vacation a year, it will feel like the brakes have brought life to a standstill.
This book teaches the reader how to change lifelong habits. Experts say that retirees have the ability to reinvent themselves. This author says that changing old work and life habits powers that train.
What You Don't Know About Retirement: A Funny Retirement Quiz Paperback – May 1, 2000, written by Bill Dodds
This offering is for those looking for observations on the lighter side of retirement. Dodds framed his retirement impressions in an easy question-and-answer format that includes humorous illustrations by Steve Mark. This light-hearted quiz is great for throne reading, or for party entertainment. Available online in paperback from Amazon and other booksellers.
You're Only Old Once! A Book for Obsolete Children - Picture Book, March 1, 1986, by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss may seem like a strange entry on the reading list for retirees, but it is a good fit. Dr. Seuss lends his insightful and clever sense of humor to reflect on the journey to old age that every human takes if they live long enough. This picture book is available in hardcover, paperback, or online from Kindle.
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