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The Society of Certified Senior Advisors Bookshelf is dedicated to helping professionals find quality books on aging, older adults, and relevant topics to businesses and individuals serving seniors. This library allows you to quickly find books written by experts in the fields of aging and business, helping you provide better service to the growing population of seniors.

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6 easy-to-read practical booklets covering the core competencies for serving older adults. With content designed specifically to help professionals better serve seniors.

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The 10 Essential Hugs of Life
by Roy Spence

When his dad, Big Roy, passed away at the age of ninety-five, Roy Jr. started the healing process and discovered a more profound purpose behind the power of hugs.

21 Days to Wealth, Well-Being, and Abundance Now!
by Greg J Lane and Lisa J Lane

A practical guide that links smart money-management and healthful living for people who care as much as about their financial health as they do about their personal health.

30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans
by Karl Pillemer Ph.D.

After a chance encounter with a remarkable ninety-year-old woman, renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer decided to find out what older people know about life that the rest of us don’t.

99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Your Identity Was Stolen
by Robert Siciliano

Robert is fiercely committed to informing, educating and empowering Global Citizens so they can be protected from theft, violence and crime in the physical and virtual worlds.

Abundance of Life: Human Development Policies for an Aging Society
by Harry R. Moody

How to develop policies that will bring forth the resources and contributions that the elderly can make and also deal with the problems they impose.

The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages and Abilities
by Deborah Pierce

Millions of baby boomers are approaching the golden years. While it's a marker worth celebrating, it can also be a reminder of uncertain times ahead. The Accessible Home goes beyond ramps and grab-bars to help aging boomers, or those faced with disabilities, accomplish home accessibility on a deeper level.

The Aging Boomers
by Frank M. Samson

Senior care authority Frank Samson assists his Baby Boomer client, Linda, to guide her through the challenges she’s facing with her aging parents. He asks the tough questions to experts in health care, law, aging, and senior services.

Aging: Concepts and Controversies
by Harry R. Moody

Presenting current research in an innovative format, Aging: Concepts and Controversies encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues that we face as a society.

Aging Parents the Essential Guide for Peace of Mind
by Dorothy Hansen Psy.D.

Are you caring for or worrying about an aging parent or elder? Feeling stressed, confused and unprepared to handle problems your elder encounters?

Aging in the Right Place
by Stephen Golant

Aging in the Right Place highlights the profound influence of where older people live and receive long-term care on their ability to age successfully.

Aging Wisely: Facing Emotional Challenges from 50 to 85+ Years
by Viola Mecke

Growing older brings many thoughts of "I wish I knew that before" This book provides information to help us age as well as possible.

Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow
by Sharona Hoffman

This book offers a concise, comprehensive resource for middle-aged readers who are facing the prospects of their own aging and of caring for elderly relatives―an often overwhelming task for which little in life prepares us.

Art of the Possible Creating Market Driven Aging Services
by Richard Ambrosius

Richard Ambrosius' hands-on experience as a nonprofit area agency on aging executive, senior living marketing executive, entrepreneurial small businessman, author and motivator has enhanced his holistic vision of the changing marketplace.

Be Your Own Hero: Senior Living Decisions Simplified
by Catherine L. Owens

The decisions we make from our heart, using good guidance and information, are often the best ones. Our culture focuses on reactionary health care rather than proactive life decisions.

The Caregiver's Path To Compassionate Decision Making
by Viki Kind

Whether you have a loved one who can't make his or her own decisions or you are a healthcare professional, you know how difficult - even heartbreaking - it can be to make decisions for others.

The Cancer Patient W-I-N Book: Our Cancer Fight Journal
by Joni James Aldrich

Using the experience she gained as a cancer caregiver for her husband Gordon, Joni has created this useful workbook to document thirty-three of your oncologist visits.

Caregiving for the GENIUS
by Jane W. Barton

Caregiving is a universal concern today. Sooner or later, you will be called to care for a loved one. Are you prepared to provide care?

Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
by John Mackey

Conscious Capitalism is for anyone hoping to build a more cooperative, humane, and positive future.

The Crown of Life Society
by William Henry

Golden years? Career criminals and one-time opportunists are scheming to strip that gold from elderly people.

Death, Dying and Dessert: Reflections on Twenty Questions About Dying
by Susan Abel Lieberman

Work through the organizational, emotional and spiritual issues that can reduce anxiety about end-of-life.

Discovering the Soul of Service: The Nine Drivers of Sustainable Business Success
by Leonard L. Berry

In a world where customers regard flawless products as a given, service is the key differentiator between competitors in any field.

Don't Sink--Swim to Success: Deep Lessons of Life
by Rolland G. Riesberg

Learn from these deep lessons of life. A heartwarming, thought-provoking story of Rollie Riesberg's life and how he profited from the mistakes, hardship, and adversities of his life, with God's help and guidance.

Elder Abuse Prevention: Emerging Trends and Promising Strategies
by Lisa Nerenberg MSW MPH

Lisa Nerenberg provides the first comprehensive look at elder abuse prevention trends and strategies.

Elder Care: The Road To Growing Old Is Not Paved
by J.D., Gcm, Buckley Fricker

First-of-its kind reference manual covering the legal, financial, housing and health care considerations of aging boomers themselves as well as issues confronting them as caregivers.

Elder Care: The Road To Growing Old Is Not Paved
by Marc Gobe

The “10 Commandments of Emotional Branding” have become a new benchmark for marketing and creative professionals, emotional branding has become a coined term by many top industry experts to express the new dynamic that exists now between brands and people.

Eldercare 101: A Practical Guide to Later Life Planning, Care, and Wellbeing
by Mary Jo Saavedra

Eldercare 101 is a well-researched, organized, easy-to-understand guide for families desperately in need of help as they care for their aging loved ones. The book is organized into “6 pillars of aging wellbeing”: legal, financial, living environment, social, medical, and spiritual. Each pillar is explored by an expert and offers best practices and tips for evaluating choices, making decisions, and living well wherever the road might lead.

The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life
by Marci Alboher

Until recently, most Americans equated the end of a successful career with the beginning of retirement. No more. Now they want to stay in the game, or better, change the game.

Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper
by Barry K. Baines

As evidenced in the Terri Schiavo case that made national headlines, having a living will is an essential element in ensuring that the way in which you would like to spend your last days will be respected.

Ethics in an Aging Society
by Harry R. Moody

Advances in medical technology have created dilemmas for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals over such questions as the allocation of resources and a patient's "right to die."

Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults
by Kay Van Norman

Van Norman received the Rosabel Koss Honor Award from the American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness in 1998 for her service to the profession of older adult fitness.

Facing the Finish: A Road Map for Aging Parents and Adult Children
by Sheri L. Samotin

This book was born to fill a specific need, to create a foundation for dialogue between the two generations.

Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose
by Rajendra S. Sisodia

Companies for whom “loyalty” isn’t just real: it’s palpable, and driving unbeatable advantages in everything from marketing to recruitment.

The Five Stages of the Soul: Charting the Spiritual Passages That Shape Our Lives
by Harry R. Moody

A groundbreaking book that interweaves twenty years of case studies and research in the field of aging with an exhaustive knowledge of psychology, religion, and literature.

Generation Reinvention: How Boomers Today Are Changing Business, Marketing, Aging and the Future
by Brent Green

Mainstream business has been slow to react to dramatic population aging--maybe even in denial. All but a handful of enlightened companies remain fixated on the gold standard of demographic marketing targets: adults 18 to 49.

God Bless the Moon and God Blessed Me: I See the Moon and the Moon Sees Me
by Loretta Claire Robertson Riesberg

Grace and Grit:
Insights to Real-Life Challenges of Aging for Adult Children and Their Parents

by Fritzi Gros-Daillon

The challenges of moving the elderly from one home to the next are frequently faced by both generations: seniors and their adult children.

The Grandparent Economy:
How Baby Boomers Are Bridging the Generation Gap

by Lori K. Bitter

This easy-to-read book will shatter many of perceptions that, in the past, have diverted marketers' attention from one of the biggest marketing opportunities ever.

Gray is the New Green
by Karen Sands

A paradigm shifting business book for visionary leaders, savvy marketers, and innovative entrepreneurs who are ready to rock their revenues in the Longevity Economy by staying in sync with the people who keep them in business.

Guiding Our Parents in the Right Direction
by Bruce Nemovitz

Practical advice about seniors moving from the home they love. Bruce takes you, step by step, through the moving process.

The HAINES SystemTM - The Blueprint for Organizing Your Personal Documents
by Tanya P. Roberts

This is a workbook to help guide people through the process of gathering, organizing and maintaining all your personal documents.

The Hourglass: Life as an Aging Mortal
by Pamela Cuming

In The Hourglass, Pamela Cuming invites us to contemplate how we can find the courage to age and to confront death as the runway of our lives gets shorter.

How to Avoid the Pain and Suffering of Probate!!
by Rolland G. (Rollie) Riesberg

This is the must-read go-to book for what to do: before the death of a dear loved one; after the death of a dear loved one; to avoid the "pain and suffering" of probate.

How To Die Without Killing Your Family
by Phillip Alan Ketron

This book is designed to create conversations within family's with the hope of making death and dying less difficult for those left behind.

How to Say It to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders
by David Solie

Geriatric psychology expert David Solie offers help in removing the typical communication blocks many experience with the elderly.

I Remember Better When I Paint: Art and Alzheimer's
by Berna G Huebner

Conveys valuable scientific information on how Alzheimer's and other dementias affect the brain and how art and creative therapies are often able to bypass the limitations imposed by those changes and reach areas of emotion, creativity, and expression.

I Remember Better When I Paint (DVD)
by Berna G Huebner & Eric Ellena

Conveys valuable scientific information on how Alzheimer's and other dementias affect the brain and how art and creative therapies are often able to bypass the limitations imposed by those changes and reach areas of emotion, creativity, and expression.

Late-Life Love: Romance and New Relationships in Later Years
by Connie Goldman

Contains interviews with more than twenty older couples about their partnerships and late-life romances.

Legacies of the Heart: Living a Life That Matters
by Margaret L Newhouse

What legacies have you received and what will you pass on, to leave the world a little better than you found it? In Legacies of the Heart, Meg Newhouse provides an unconventional compass to discover and shape your legacies.

Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older
by Wendy Lustbader

The acclaimed author of What's Worth Knowing reveals the truth about aging: Old age often offers a richer, better, and more self-assured life than youth.

Life Before and after Death---With God's Love
by Rolland G. Riesberg

This is the "go-to" book for helping you solve your problems of life and pain.

Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging
by Roger Landry

Over a decade ago, a landmark ten-year study by the MacArthur Foundation shattered the stereotypes of aging as a process of slow, genetically determined decline. That means that if we optimize our lifestyles, we can live longer and ''die shorter''--compress the decline period into the very end of a fulfilling, active old age.

Living with Loss: One Day at a Time
by Rachel Blythe Kodanaz

By providing tools and suggestions that offer hope, optimism, introspection, and self-discovery, this book enables readers to embrace the happy days of life with their loved one and gently guide them through their grief.

Marketing to Leading-Edge Baby Boomers: Perceptions, Principles, Practices & Predictions
by Brent Green

By 2010, 30 percent of the U.S. population will be over age 50.

Moving in the Right Direction: The Senior's Guide to Moving and Downsizing
by Bruce Nemovitz

"Moving in the Right Direction" shares Bruce's experience and expertise on the many issues involved when seniors consider moving from their long-time home.

My House Our House: Living Far Better for Far Less in a Cooperative Household
by Karen M. Bush

With millions in the Boomer generation aging, single and still active, many are exploring non-traditional living arrangements. My House Our House is the story of three trailblazing women who came together to create a 21st century cooperative household.

New Aging: Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever
by Matthias Hollwich

As an architect, Matthias Hollwich is devoted to finding ways in which we can shape our living spaces and communities to make aging a graceful and fulfilling aspect of our lives.

Organize Your Photo Library - In 7 Easy Steps
by Peter Gailey

Many of us have thousands of pictures we took before the age of the digital camera. This book will help you organize, convert to a digital format, preserve, protect and most importantly enjoy your life’s most precious memories.

The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life
by Tim Prosch

A one-of-a-kind practical guide to making the tough decisions parents and their adult children inevitably face.

Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow
by Chip Conley

How "the second largest boutique hotelier in the world" overcame the storm that hit the travel industry by applying Maslow's theory.

Please Dance at My Funeral
by Judith Haynes

Please Dance at My Funeral offers a warm and gentle approach to death through thoughtful discussions about grief, fear, courage as well as the most meaningful facets of our lives.

Ready for Pretirement: 3 Secrets for Safe Money and a Fabulous Future
by Kris Miller

Retirement planning can be scary, confusing and overwhelming, especially if you wait until you're faced with a family medical emergency.

Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life: Smart Choices About Money, Health, Work, Lifestyle and Pursuing Your Dreams
by Bart Astor

Life after 50 isn’t what it used to be. The rules have changed. No more guaranteed pensions, retiree health plans, or extensive leisure and travel. It’s time to forge new paths and create innovative models.

The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind
by Judith Horstman

There has never been a better time, in all of history, to grow old. But will your brain age as well as the rest of you?

The Secret Lives of Hoarders: True Stories of Tackling Extreme Clutter
by Matt Paxton

A behind-the-scenes look at this hidden epidemic- what it means, how to recognize it before it gets out of hand, and how to deal with it.

The Senior's Guide to Easy Computing Handbook
by Rebecca Sharp Colmer

This book gives you the information you need to successfully use your PC or Mac, including how to surf the Web and send e-mail. Step-by-step instructions and screenshots.

Setting the Table
by Danny Meyer

In this landmark book, Danny shares the lessons he's learned while developing the winning recipe for doing the business he calls "enlightened hospitality."

Sexuality and Long-Term Care
by Gayle Doll M.S. Ph.D

This ground-breaking resource addresses the question of how long-term care facilities can respond to the sexual desires of older adults while balancing individual resident rights against the needs and concerns of the community as a whole.

Sharing Housing: A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates
by Annamarie Pluhar/em>

Finding the right housemate can feel like a gamble and incredibly risky. Annamarie Pluhar’s book, Sharing Housing, reduces the risk by guiding the reader with a practical process, insights and tips.

A Survival Guide to Aging
by Chris Orestis

This Survival Guide focuses on Senior Living issues such as long term care planning, finance and costs saving tips for seniors, improved longevity through exercise, eating, and healthy lifestyles, legal and political issues, events in the news, and interesting stories and events that can help shine a light on making the most out of your Senior Living years.

This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity
by Susan Moon

An intimate and funny collection of essays on the sometimes confusing, sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious condition of being a woman over sixty.

Thriving Beyond Midlife
by E. Craig MacBean

Encourages you to engage aging without either succumbing to it or trying to overpower it, so your retirement will be the rich and rewarding part of life you expect it to be.

The Ultimate Caregiver
by Tena L Scallan

A powerful book that is extremely helpful to anyone who with a parent or takes care of an elderly person.

Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives
by Kip Tindell

In Uncontainable, Tindell reveals his approach for building a business where everyone associated with it thrives through embodying the tenets of Conscious Capitalism.

Underdog Advertising
by Paul W. Flowers

Underdog Advertising is written for the small-to-midsize business that must compete against bigger companies for sales, market share and brand awareness.

Understanding with Compassion: Help for Loved Ones and Caregivers of a Brain Illness Patient
by Joni James Aldrich

This book candidly discusses the challenges of living with the personality and behavior changes that a brain illness brings. When a family member or friend is diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer's disease or a stroke, life as you know it has ended.

The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy and Purpose
by Paul Irving

Moving beyond the stereotypes of dependency and decline that have defined older age, The Upside of Aging reveals the vast opportunity and potential of this aging phenomenon, despite significant policy and societal challenges that must be addressed.

What's Worth Knowing
by Wendy Lustbader

Colorful and enlightening vignettes about life by everyday people in their seventies, eighties, and nineties.

When Your Parent Moves In: Every Adult Child's Guide to Living with an Aging Parent
by David Horgan

So you thought you’d never have to live with Mom again? Think again. As the population ages, elderly parents everywhere are moving in with their children―and changing everything.

With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as We Grow Older
by Beth Baker

In this book, an award-winning journalist tells the story of people devising innovative ways to live as they approach retirement, options that ensure they are surrounded by a circle of friends, family, and neighbors.

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