how to age with grace

How to Age with Grace

Living Your Best Life in Your 70s, 80s, and Beyond

How to Age with Grace answers the ten most pressing questions older adults ask to help them live well now and prepare for the years ahead. Most of us don’t envision the inevitable changes that come with aging. One day, they just seem to appear, bringing with them a host of concerns.

Will I run out of money? Will I be alone without friends, family, or a support system? Will I be safe in my home? Will my health deteriorate? Not everyone worries about the same aspects of aging; we each have our own Achilles’ heel.

While there are no magic answers to these questions, the more we understand, the better able we will be to answer them. If there are potential problems, perhaps we can prevent them. If there are suggestions for enhancing our lives, now would be a good time to explore them.
Each chapter answers one question thoroughly; and each is both personal and practical, explaining the subject clearly, sharing the author’s experience, calling on the knowledge of many experts, and offering scores of suggestions on how to prevent or deal with the issue.

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More Thoughts on Aging with Grace

What you need to know to live well now and in the years to come

As our numbers increase, so do the subjects that interest us. Aging isn’t just a matter of adding years to one’s life; it is also about adding quality to that life. What we need as we get older is what we needed when we were young: physical and mental well-being, community, self-esteem, and a sense of purpose.

In addition to those overarching issues, there are many practical concerns that vie for our attention. They include safety, sickness, loss, grief, ageism, family, financial security, love, retirement, climate change, living arrangements, happiness, sadness, scams, technology, and for the first time in our lives, a global pandemic.

These and more are covered within the pages of More Thoughts on Aging with Grace. This is not an exhaustive list because, as the number of older adults heads toward an estimated 85.7 million by 2050, the range of subject matter and new information will increase right along with the numbers. This information becomes more significant with each passing year.

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3rd Act Magazine

Bobbi is delighted to tell you that she has been published for the second time in 3rd Act magazine. Her article—”The Art Of Mentorship: A Mutually Rewarding Arrangement”—appears in the fall 2023 issue, which is devoted to creativity and the art of aging (what could be a better fit?)

Bobbi’s article recalls how the advice and assistance she received from mentors over the years helped her build a successful career and how that career made it possible for her to mentor other aspiring writers. “If someone helped you, guided you, mentored you, she wrote, you can’t pay that person back in kind. You can only pass the gift along.” And she was in a perfect position to do that.

The article’s conclusion is the point: “The secret nobody told me during those early years is that when you teach, you also learn; when you put someone in touch with their own gifts, you become more aware of your own; and when you help another person become her best possible self, you become the best possible you.”

What does one do with snippets of news and facts that don’t seem to fit anywhere else—those that are interesting but defy categorization? Whether they are headlines or humorous observations or noteworthy quotes, taken together they are a hodge-podge of eclectic tidbits. If you are the kind of reader who is comfortable with slightly disorganized information, you should enjoy checking out News & Views.

I know that’s probably not the most exciting name for a blog, but it has one advantage: It gives me the freedom to write about a wide range of topics.

No book is ever the last word on its subject matter. The minute they finish writing, authors become aware of so many other important topics they may have missed or not covered in enough depth. There is still so much more to write about. Hence the purpose of Bobbi’s Blog—to expand on the book’s content, to investigate trends, to pass along news, to explore ideas, and anything else I come across that looks interesting.


While Bobbi was learning how to age with grace, she was also very busy motivating, mentoring, and coaching aspiring authors on how to develop their own books. Check out her books on how to: write nonfiction books; develop the skills serious writers need; run a successful-author business; write an online course; survive and thrive as a freelance writer; become a successful ghostwriter; and her own reflections on the first forty years as a writer and author.

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