"Hope I Don't Die Before I Get Old" How to Survive Old Age, Tells the Good (and bad) News About Aging for the 10,000 Boomers Retiring Daily

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Could a daily glass of wine cure osteoporosis, or create new dependency problems? Will running marathons in your eighties keep your brain sharp, or destroy knee joints? Authors Tracey Bowman and Mary Boone Wellington speak about the dilemmas new "cures" may foster as our lifespans increase.

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Extended lifespans create new challenges for society as aging boomers are called upon to care for their parents while trying to create a better Old Age for themselves.  New book "Hope I Don't Die before I Get Old" delivers the good and bad news about aging, along with a wealth of easy to find information you need to know. Join the authors for a reading from the book and a talk on the Good News and the Bad News about “Living Old” at their Book Launch Party, Oct 18th from 6-8PM at GK framing 169 Hudson St, NY, NY see web site for more details-http://www.BeforeIGetOld.com

The Good News and the Bad News about Living OLD:

  • Good News-Lifespans are increasing
  • Bad News-We may outlive our savings, health and wits
  • Good News-Osteoporosis can be combated with a glass of red wine a day
  • Bad News-Drink more than 1-2 glasses and a host of new problems arise
  • Good news-Lifting weights for 1/2 hour a week raises metabolism and prevents falls
  • Bad News-You have to lift weights to get the advantage-seriously, there is no bad news
  • Good News-Older brains have subtle advantages that compensate for the loss of speed

• Bad News-There is no cure for Dementia or Alzhiemers-not yet

  • Good news-Concierge Doctors will help you build your health throughout old age
  • Bad news-There are not yet enough of them in every region of the country
  • Good News-Long Term Care Insurance protects you from catastrophic "end of life" costs

• Bad News-Not everyone qualifies to buy Long Term Care Insurance

"Hope I Don't Die Before I Get Old" contains a wealth of information about preparing for and dealing with the issues of aging and caretaking today. Told through the stories of the author’s experiences with their parents as they aged, it includes all the information they wished they had known from the start–information that would have made their road a little easier, had they known where to look.   Along the way they came to a powerful point of view about aging and in this very readable and useful guide they unfold strategies for surviving old age.

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