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Top three books on senior living

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Retirement, senior living, and health care for seniors are all topics that can easily become overwhelming. But they don’t have to. January is National Book Month, so we’re taking the opportunity to share our favorite senior living resources that help answer some of the industry’s most frequently asked questions. 1. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner set out to study what are known as “blue zones,” areas across the globe that have distinctively higher longevity rates and numbers of centenarians. What causes these people to live longer? Buettner and his team found that the root of a long, enjoyable life is simple: community. From dining to activities, his book provides researched support for the lifestyle our Buckner team creates. This lifestyle, of course, helps residents at each Buckner senior living community live the fullest lives possible. 2. I’m Still Here There may not yet be an official cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are effective strategies for treating it. The best way to treat Alzheimer’s? According to author John Zeisel, Ph.D., the key is focusing on the individual’s strengths. Abilities such as connecting to music and art are things that don’t diminish over time. Zeisel teaches readers how to utilize these and other strategies to connect with a loved one living with Alzheimer’s. His book is a must-read for any caregiver. 3.¬†Living with Purpose in a Worn-out Body Author Missy Buchannan uses a series¬† of thoughtful devotions to answer the question many senior adults are asking: what’s my purpose now? Aging naturally brings changes–lack of work, loss of loved ones, changing health. Buchannan’s words, however, help readers understand how to cope with these changes and still find meaning in everyday life. Whether you’re a senior adult or the loved one of a senior adult, learning to find this kind of hope is crucial–and something residents at Buckner communities work toward every day.