Ageing Disgracefully, with Grace: Enjoying Growing Older by Michael J. Lowis

By Michael J. Lowis

it's a privilege to be invited to commend Mike Lowis’ ebook getting old Disgracefully, with Grace, on the grounds that in it he's addressing a topic of significant significance as extra people reside longer. what's extra, as size of days raises a majority can watch for stronger ‘healthy lifestyles expectancy,’ wherein we're much less more likely to be debilitated through continual degenerative illnesses as early as our forebears have been, and may kind of anticipate in order to get pleasure from many points of lifestyles very totally into ripe outdated age. The down part to this worldwide bring up in fit lifestyles expectancy is that many must paintings longer prior to making the most of pension rights. yet, through a similar token, society is having to think again the contribution its older electorate can and may make, and will now not assign those that nonetheless have a lot to supply to the scrap heap of previous age.

This publication celebrates those positive factors of growing older in a manner that accords with my very own philosophy. As an Occupational doctor it's been my function to permit operating humans to maximise their power within the paintings position. every now and then, in spite of the fact that, the healing function has been to advertise a fit work-life stability. As everyone is requested to paintings longer, they should boost a mature method of reaching this kind of stability and protecting their future health and health into retirement. Dr. Lowis presents facts approximately how leisure job can assist during this technique and, as a choral singer, I wholeheartedly suggest his emphasis at the crucial and common function of music.

Many people who i've got met who've come via almost certainly life-limiting sickness undertake a really diversified viewpoint on existence, and concentration even more on what issues really count to them. In his attention of biblical educating and the function of spiritual religion, Dr. Lowis touches at the adventure of individuals of religion that there's extra to existence than the relentless pursuit of materialistic present, and during this regard, they percentage a lot in universal with those that have survived severe sickness or damage. i do know from paintings as a Christian Lay Minister that, even if looking success during this lifestyles or the subsequent, religion groups have very much to supply, and the older individual can either carry collected knowledge and draw inestimable presents resembling companionship from such teams. this is grace indeed!

I couldn't finish with no concurring with Dr. Lowis’ fit method of the position of humor. As we grow old and progressively lose our colleges, it is going to aid us if we will be able to snicker at our transforming into infirmities, and so positioned these round us at their ease.
Dr. Lowis makes first-class use of his event as a scientist, psychologist, musician and theologian in developing this booklet. yet possibly greater than anything he brings a lifestyles jam-packed with diversified stories and knowledge to endure, and his turning out to be checklist of guides should still provide encouragement to somebody looking new demanding situations and achievement later in life.

I lately went to a highway reasonable the place there have been a few fairly frightening rides. i used to be somewhat angry at one signal, which forbade those that have been pregnant or struggling with center disorder – or have been simply “old” – from sitting astride a “bucking bronco.” I challenged the attendant to outline “old.” He took one examine me and acknowledged, I belief jokingly, “like you!”; yet i couldn't aid considering that, while he acknowledged it, he was once reflecting that, if I had made up our minds to take a danger with my dodgy vestibular gear and excitable middle and insisted on mounting the experience, he couldn't rather were justified in preventing me!

Dr. David Major
Specialist Occupational general practitioner and authorized Lay Reader

12th November 2015

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