Facing Emotional Challenges from 50 to 85+ Years
About the Book
Growing older brings many thoughts of “I wish I knew that before.” Th is book provides information to help us age as well as possible. Surprisingly, our feelings do not age. Pleasure and contentment interface loneliness, loss, fears and sorrow. At a time when life is thought easier, new problems and situations that are challenging arise. Four stages of aging include the initiation to aging at about fi fty years of age, changes in life following retirement, a gradual acceptance of being older, and the fi nal years of eighty-fi ve and older.
About the Author
Viola Mecke, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with over forty years’ experience in teaching and clinical practice. She was a clinical professor emerita (adjunct) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University Medical School and emerita professor of educational psychology at the East Bay California State University. Her fi eld of specialty has been the emotional and personality development and problems throughout the life span. She focused her interest on aging following health crises in her life. She is a cofounder of the Center for Intergenerational Relations in Santa Barbara, California. Eighty-fi ve years old, she began writing articles and poetry about fi ve years ago.