This short book wonderfully takes the reader into a world of companionship among our fastest-growing segment of America: those over 65. Every day since Jan 1, 2011, 10,000 baby boomers are reaching golden pond and at 65 they all strive to be active and functional. By delving into what drives people together in relationships, Regina has succeeded in opening our minds and hearts to the needs of older adults to have friendships that have meaning. Older adults need not be remarried to have love and intimacy but rather they need to bond in their zest for life and share their deepest thoughts. Love & Successful Aging When You're 70+ and Single has achieved its goal of educating society what the norm should be for older individuals: to nurture and develop meaningful relationships with each other. By doing so this book has awakened the public never to judge how and where their older relatives and friends should live but rather open their eyes to the beauty and importance we all must place on meaningful relationships at ANY AGE. --Joel S. Ross, M.D., Pres./Founder/CEO Memory Enhancement Center of America, Inc.
Love & Successful Aging When You're 70+ and Single is a welcome antidote to our youth-based culture's attitude toward aging. Older people are too often stereotyped as over the hill, irrelevant, and, to some extent, invisible. The older folks in Regina's book shine from the pages as real, live human beingswith complex emotions, thoughts, and capabilities, including a desire for love and romance. --Carol H. Behrman, Educator, Lecturer, Author of Writing Skills Problem Solver, Andrew Jackson, The Indian Wars, and Freedom Passage
Regina has written a thoughtful book that will make those over 70 feel they are not alone in their desire for companionship and love. --Alexis Abramson, Ph.D., Gerontologist, The Caregiver's Survival Handbook
About the Author
After a successful career as a dental hygienist, consultant, professional magazine writer, self-published book author, actress, and radio and TV hostess in both the public and private sectors, Regina Dreyer Thomas has started unearthing her many essays on her life experiences. Love & Successful Aging When You're 70+ and Single is her most recent foray in documenting her passage into the late 70's. Her present goal is to inspire older adults to keep their hearts and minds open to embrace still another adventure in the autumn of their lives.