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New Book Reveals How One Can Embrace Old Age with a Positive Attitude

At what age can a person begin thinking of himself or herself as part of the older generation? The transition occurs differently for each of us but for author Donna Devall, it began the day she turned sixty. She shares her views in The Power of Positive Aging, her new book released through Xlibris.

Turning sixty seemed to signify a huge change in how the author looked at her life. She experienced an internal shift—a shift in her own worldview. In The Power of Positive Aging, Devall reveals a multitude of stories and observations that support the notion that getting older has distinct benefits. While not denying or minimizing the challenges that aging can present, the author maintains that it is entirely possible to approach old age with a positive, even embracing attitude.

The author’s work with elderly clients and their families has contributed to her strong conviction that getting older can be a boon and a privilege. Devall shares the wealth of her experience with the amazing older people in her clientele. They have shown her that keeping an open mind, finding ways to cope with change, accepting loss with grace and figuring out ways to deal with dependency are all part of constructing a positive attitude towards the inevitable challenges of living to be old. She invites readers to discover how to see life as a glorious voyage.

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About the Author

Donna Devall has been engaged with elderly clients and their families for over twenty years in her practice of psychotherapy and care management. She also has combined her musical skills with her therapy background to develop a unique group therapy practice with hundreds of participants in various group living situations, including retirement facilities, assisted living and nursing homes. Ms. Devall has a Masters in Social Work from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She has been a licensed clinical social worker for more than two decades and she is an active member of professional groups focused on the needs of the elderly.

The Power of Positive Aging * by Donna Devall
Seeing Life as a Glorious Voyage
Publication Date: March 11, 2010
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 180 pages; 978-1-4500-3435-7
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 180 pages; 978-1-4500-3436-4

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.


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