‘This book contains incredible insight for people of all ages. Older people (people in elder-hood!) may gravitate toward it because of the title, but I say Louise has something to offer everyone. As we all age, we will face different issues and at different rates. But nothing should take us by surprise! We can all prepare for what is to come and, most importantly, face it positively as God intended.
‘We are all challenged to contribute in all phases of life and respect those who are our seniors. Louise points out too many truths, small and large, to summarize here. I encourage everyone to add it to their library and circulate it among their contacts. I bought it for my mother, who has found it useful already. This should be required reading in educational institutions.’
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‘Louise Morse’s book ‘What’s Age Got To Do With It’ is an inspiration. It’s so easy as you get older to fall into negative thinking. As we age we can get hung up about how we look: ‘Is that really me in the mirror?’ …
‘In contrast with the way the Western world sees our senior population this book gives a Biblical view of ageing. I found it liberating to be reminded that getting old was part of God’s plan from the beginning.
‘Finally, Louise gives us examples of seniors making a contribution and living fulfilled lives into their 90s. An important book for anyone struggling with age and those who are being subjected to ageism. It’s also a call to the church to stand up and challenge the world about the importance of the older generation. It’s a reminder to all Christians that God has a plan for seniors, He never writes us off whatever our age.’
‘’let us entertain the idea that character requires the additional years and that the long last of life is forced upon us neither by genes nor by conservational medicine nor by societal collusion. The last years conform and fulfil character.’ James Hillman, The Force of Character and the Lasting Life: Random House, 1999.
Chapter 1: Steady the Seniors – Our Day is Coming!
How the biggest demographic change in history has huge opportunities for older people
Chapter 2: The Real Life Design
Why God designed old age on purpose
Chapter 3: Clearing the Runway
Recognising and removing obstacles
Chapter 4: Fighting the Invisible Gorilla
How ageism makes older people invisible
Chapter 5: How the Tide is Turning
“Ageism is so last-century” – stories of seniors living with purpose
Chapter 6: How Not to be Knackered 90
Dealing with things that will prevent you achieving your destiny
Chapter 7: Your Pre-boarding Check
Making sure you are okay for take-off
Chapter 8: Elderhood – Seniors with Purpose
Living God’s purpose, and understanding the key
Chapter 9: Polishing the Family Silver – Note for Churches
Empowering and engaging older members for the benefit of all