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Here Today and Perhaps Tomorrow: and Die Laughing in a Retirement Community-Portraits of Elderly Care based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The most excellent publication. "HERE TODAY AND PERHAPS TOMORROW," deserves a 5 star rating. I have had the pleasure of reading it and consider it the finest of its kind on retirement living. There is no other book like it that addresses the topic in such depth for the elderly. It is well-researched, serious, entertaining, and humorous, with select cartoons, striking anecdotes, authentic anecdotes, and charming vignettes. This is a new kind of guidebook for everyone interested in learning about the challenges of old age. If the stories strain your credulity a trifle, all you have to do is visit any retirement community. You will emerge grateful that you have read this wonderful book.
Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite "Here Today and Perhaps Tomorrow" is a book about retirement community living and it is written by someone who is actually experiencing it. It is a comprehensive guide for the elderly who are faced with this life changing decision. Designed to help them choose their homes where they can spend the sunset of their lives, it gives a clear picture not only of the physical reality of such a move, but also its emotional repercussions to the family, community and to the retirees themselves. For those who have not yet reached this important milestone in their lives, the book is an eye opener in understanding the older members not only of their families, but of the community as a whole. Peter William Kent started living in a retirement home in 2000 and this book is the result of his experiences, observations and aspirations. As the title suggests, this self help book is full of funny and practical insights about the life of the elderly members of our community who decide to live in these homes. Some of them, in fact, do not have any other choice at all. The book also contains poignant and moving stories that are happening inside these communities. We will all reach old age sooner or later and this makes the book an interesting read for everyone. Many of us are too busy living our own lives today so that we may not be fully aware of these communities and the people who live in them. The irony of this is that the chance that we will face the same fate is quite high. This makes the book quite interesting and it is reassuring to know that there is life, even in old age. This book is a testament to that fact.