Groundbreaking Guide to Aging in America Receives National Recognition

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Terry Lynch’s “But I Don’t Want Eldercare!” receives a Caregiver Friendly® Award and International Book Award

“But I Don’t Want Eldercare!”, written by independent living expert Terry Lynch, recently received two prestigious awards. Today’s Caregiver magazine has given Lynch’s book a 2010 Caregiver Friendly® Award, and it has also been selected by the JPX MEDIA International Book Awards as a finalist in the “Health: Aging/50+” category.

A remarkable journey underlies Terry Lynch’s eye-opening approach to aging and caregiving, from his work with the White House Conference on Individuals with Disabilities to a decade as his mother’s caregiver. This approach is based on Eight Rules or “counter-myths” that Lynch says we must know in order to make the best possible decisions and avoid disastrous mistakes.

“Many books tell people what they should know and where to find it,” says Lynch. “I take it further by helping older people and their adult children use this information to maintain control of their lives. Much of what is commonly seen as ‘inevitable’ as we age either doesn’t have to happen or can be overcome.”

Lynch also draws on personal experience to provide compassionate and practical assistance to adult children who are already overwhelmed by their caregiving responsibilities.

Caregiver Friendly® Awards celebrate outstanding books, media, products and services that have been designed with the best interest of the caregiver and loved one in mind. The International Book Awards honor knowledge, creativity, and wisdom in a range of categories, including Health, Fiction, Business, and Education.

“Receiving these awards is very gratifying,” says Lynch. “I wanted to write a book that is empowering in a variety of situations and these awards indicate that I may have succeeded.”

“But I Don’t Want Eldercare!” was published by The Legal Center, Denver, CO, in 2008. It is available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble (barnesandnoble.com).    

About the Awards
Caregiver Friendly® Awards are presented by Today’s Caregiver magazine to celebrate outstanding books, media, products and services designed with the best interest of the family caregiver in mind. Today's Caregiver magazine, launched in 1995, is published by Caregiver Media Group, which also produces the Fearless Caregiver Conferences, http://www.caregiver.com and The Fearless Caregiver book which teaches caregivers how to become their loved one’s fearless advocates within the healthcare system.

Located in Los Angeles, JPX Media (the parent company of the “International Book Awards”) has turned its attention to honoring outstanding books on a global scale through these awards. JPX Media established these awards as a promotional vehicle for authors and publishers to launch their careers, open global markets and compete with talented authors and publishers throughout the world.

About Terry Lynch
Terry Lynch is the owner of Strategies for Independent Aging LLC, a consulting and public speaking business in Racine, Wisconsin. He has been appointed by Governor Jim Doyle to the State Board on Aging and Long-Term Care and the Quality Home Care Authority Board. Lynch is involved in state initiatives to reshape long-term care, principally those related to self-directed in-home services. His most recent speaking appearances include a University of Wisconsin Aging Well Conference and an Orlando, FL, Direct Care Alliance reception for service providers and direct care workers.

For more information or to schedule an interview or speaking engagement with Terry Lynch, please visit http://www.agingindependence.com or visit “Terry Lynch Aging Strategies” on Facebook. You may also contact info(at)agingindependence(dot)com or marymoffettcomm(at)gmail(dot)com.

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