Publisher Seeks Accomplished Seniors to Honor In Connection With Publication of Splendid Seniors: Great Lives, Great Deeds

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Independent publisher Pearlsong Press seeks nominations of inspiring senior citizens in connection with publication of Splendid Seniors: Great Lives, Great Deeds by Jack Adler.

Do you know someone who had her first art show at age 70? Started a new career at 66? Founded a charitable organization at 80? Or has done--or is doing--something exciting and rewarding after age 65 that others only dream of?

Pearlsong Press wants you to nominate them for recognition as a Splendid Senior Among Us.

In the forthcoming book Splendid Seniors: Great Lives, Great Deeds, author Jack Adler recognizes 52 people throughout history who withstood any disabilities of age to continue to contribute to society well past their 65th birthdays. As the nation's population ages, many seniors today are also continuing to work--and excel--in their chosen spheres.

"Demographics clearly indicate that the number of people living and working beyond 65, or what the '65 marker' becomes in the future, will steadily increase," Adler says. "As diseases are arrested and conquered and lifespans expand, we can help make the most of subsequent years by noting what others have done. Many seniors can also be encouraged to begin new endeavors, perhaps ones they've already considered or totally new ones."

Pearlsong Press is seeking nominations of living seniors whose accomplishments after age 65 warrant special recognition and can serve as an inspiration to others. Creativity, productivity, charity, political action, community involvement--any and all areas of life and personal expression can be grounds for nomination.

One Splendid Senior Among Us will be honored a month for a year, starting in March 2007. The seniors so distinguished will be announced on the Pearlsong Press blog at http://www.pearlsongpress.com. They will receive a frameable certificate declaring their "Splendid" status and a free autographed copy of Splendid Seniors: Great Lives, Great Deeds. Their hometown media and mayor's office will also be notified of the honor.

There is no fee for nominating a "Splendid Senior Among Us." Honorees will be chosen by Pearlsong Press staff from among the nominees for a month. If more than one deserving recipient is nominated, a recipient will be randomly chosen from among the top nominations. In the event of a surplus of deserving nominations in a month, additional nominees may be honored by listing their accomplishments in the Pearlsong Press blog at http://www.pearlsongpress.com.

At the end of the promotional period in March 2008, the 12 "Splendid Seniors Among Us" who have been honored over the past year will be included in a special Adobe PDF ebook that can be downloaded free of charge at the Pearlsong Press website (http://www.pearlsong.com).

Nominations can be mailed to Pearlsong Press at P.O. Box 58065, Nashville, TN 37205 or faxed to 615-352-4222. For more information, see the Pearlsong Press website at http://www.pearlsong.com/splendidseniorsamongus.htm.

Nashville-based Pearlsong Press, founded by psychologist and journalist Peggy Elam, Ph.D., specializes in books that entertain while expanding perspectives on the self and the world.

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