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14 Nov 2018

Booming: A Life Changing Philosophy for Ageing Well

Marcus Riley

 

Marcus Riley is the Chief Executive Officer of BallyCara, a charitable organisation and public benevolent institution providing health, accommodation and care services for older people. He is also a Director and the Immediate Past Chair of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People. A United Nations agency – the Stakeholder Group on Ageing – has also appointed him its Asia-Pacific Region Focal Point.

So, it would seem that Riley is well qualified to write a book about ageing well. That assumption would be correct. Riley’s 20 years’ experience as a positive ageing advocate are evident throughout this highly readable book.

With some excellent tips for successful ageing, Booming easily serves as an engaging read for older people, but also as a tool for medical professionals to recommend to their patients. It is all about being positive and meeting head-on the challenges and delights of growing old.

“People can accept the negativity that abounds about getting older, concede that they will decline and wither on the vine – or we choose to seize the opportunity to revel in our extended later years with joy, passion and wisdom,” the author writes.

Promoted as a blueprint for successful ageing, Booming is very much an inspiring guide.

 

 


Published: 14 Nov 2018