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Cozy Fall Reading: 5 Fascinating Nonfiction Books for Seniors in Assisted Living Communities

Fall is here–the leaves are bright, the air is crisp, and now is the perfect time to snuggle up with a fascinating book! 

The residents in our assisted living community at  Maranatha Village are still active and love social activities–but they also love to rest and relax in their beautiful apartment, home or duplex and get some reading in. 

It’s never too late to learn something new–and reading nonfiction books helps keep our assisted living residents enlightened and entertained during cold weather months. 

In this blog post, we’ll share five fascinating nonfiction books for seniors in assisted living facilities. 

Rhythms of Renewal By Rebekah Lyons

While you might be retired, that doesn’t mean your life is without stress. Living in assisted living communities can have difficulties if you are coping with health issues or other significant life changes. 

In her book, Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for Peace and Purpose, Christian Author Rebekah Lyons shares her story of overcoming anxiety and depression through what she calls the “4 Life-Giving Rhythms”: rest, restore, connect and create. 

Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Stage By Joann Jenkins

Aging doesn’t have to mean a decline in health and wellbeing. This best-selling book by the CEO of AARP, Joann Jenkins, discusses critical issues facing seniors today, including caregiving, mindful living, building age-friendly communities, and making your money last. 

You Learn By Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life By Elenor Roosevelt

Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is one of the most admired and celebrated public figures in American culture. This book contains her wise advice about how to live a fulfilling life. Her personal stories and life lessons are captivating and inspiring, from cultivating courage and embracing challenges to taking ownership of your community. 

Band of Brothers By Stephen E Ambrose

This New York Times bestseller turned HBO mini-series is about a group of citizen-soldiers in World War II, chronicling their training and front-line fighting in Normandy on D-Day. Great reading for veterans; this book is about soldiers who learned courage and selflessness through the perils of war. After finishing the book, you can settle in with the HBO mini-series produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Speilberg.

Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life by Roger Rosenblatt

Another fun book about the joys of aging, this poetry book by prize-winning essayist Roger Rosenblatt will leave you feeling both enlightened and entertained. Known for his witty humor, Rosenblatt offers 54 pieces of advice about life and aging in poems. This book is perfect for seniors in assisted living communities to read and share with other residents. 

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