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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Aging
  • Language:English
  • Pages:100
  • eBook ISBN:9781098371470


The Guide for Mapping Your Best Aging Journey

by Sue Lantz

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"Options Open: The Guide for Mapping Your Best Aging Journey" is a "go to" guide for people in their 60s and 70s who want to be proactive and informed when navigating plans and choices for a successful aging journey. It is chock full of ideas and clear guidance, combined with self-reflection tools and online resources to get you started on mapping out your own best unique version of aging in place! This guide also helps younger caregivers to think about how they can create the most balanced caregiving arrangements with the elders in their lives and families.
"Options Open: The Guide for Mapping Your Best Aging Journey" is a unique, practical and evidence-based road map for leading your own aging experiences. Options Open offers a "travel planning" approach to broaden your thinking and creatively make plans for your future. This guide, and the accompanying workshops, offer positive and informed navigation about using your 60s and 70s to plan your 80s and 90s. The Five-Strategy Framework supports you to make the best choices with your health, housing, social networks, caregiving teams, and resources. This go-to guide is chock full of ideas, self-reflection tools, and resources to help you get ready for your journey ahead - including having conversations and collaborating with your family, friends, neighbours and advisors!
About the author
Sue Lantz, BA, MPA, is a passionate advocate for resourceful and grassroots housing, healthcare, and neighborhood solutions that build connected and inclusive communities. Sue is a trusted policy expert and voice for older adults, caregivers, and people with disabilities. She has worked over many years in Canada to generate innovative home care and housing alternatives to institutional living. She speaks regularly on the topics of empowered and connected aging, co-designing housing, and balanced caregiving strategies. Sue Lantz is the Managing Director of Collaborative Aging, a creative consulting and educative firm that supports organizations, businesses, and communities to design new solutions that expand the options for successful aging in place. Sue is a speaker on various topics related to aging and staying connected with others. She offers online workshops on each of the five-strategy topics (health, housing, social networks, caregiving team and resources) within the Options Open guide. Workshop participants come away with a clear sense of how to shape their plans and choices in these areas of their later life, including how to work with family, friends and the right professionals to act upon these plans. In her consulting practice, Sue works with a range of organizations, including different levels of government, non-profit organizations, businesses, and private sector developers. Sue is currently co-leading a citizen-led housing initiative for seniors with federal funding support. On a voluntary basis, Sue serves on the Board of Directors for 880 Cities, a global organization dedicated to sustainable and inclusive cities for people of all ages and cultures. For more information, visit: www.collaborativeaging.com
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