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They can be seen in communities throughout the country-- those amazingly hale, hearty, and happy older folks who are having fun, have a million friends, are sharp as tacks, and look like they'll live forever. Their secret-- revealed and explained in MASTER CLASS-- is an active lifestyle that blends moving, thinking, socializing and creating.

Through inspirational stories from active seniors, supported by the latest research in the fields of psychology and neuro-science, MASTER CLASS shows how to build an enriching lifestyle on the foundation of favorite activities. Author Peter Spiers, Senior Vice President of Road Scholar, the top-notch life-long learning organization, provides easy-to-follow charts that allow readers to break out of their daily routines into Moving/Thinking/Socializing/Creating. By filling the gaps with a selection from 25 "Master Activities," such as learning a musical instrument, playing tennis, volunteering and more, they'll create a happy, holistic, brain-healthy lifestyle that's rich and meaningful.

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"Retirement-aged baby boomers get schooled in achieving the 'Master Way of Life' by balancing four key dimensions — socializing, moving, thinking, and creating. Posed as a 'road map for the next phase of your life,' this model curriculum offers a holistic approach to blending these four dimensions through 31 engaging — and realistic — activities (e.g., participating in a book club, dancing, educational travel). Senior v-p of the nonprofit Road Scholar organization, Spiers thoroughly explains how each activity embodies the four key elements and offers ways to get 'extra credit' by making the most out of each activity, such as recording your travels through a diary, photos, or blog. Charts and exercises assist in advancing participants through four syllabi, culminating in eventual graduation to the 'Master Class.' The book's curriculum format, though gimmicky at times, is always constructive and instructive. But the highest grade goes to the commentary of numerous Masters, scattered throughout each section, which emphasize how certain activities have enriched their lives. According to Spiers, the goal of the program is to lead a life of 'happiness, optimism, and physical and cognitive health.' Or as one Master remarks in reference to writing: 'The rewards are in the activity.' (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Peter Spiers is Senior Vice President at Boston-based not-for-profit Road Scholar where he is responsible for strategic planning, marketing and communications, and research. Prior to joining Road Scholar, he worked for 17 years at Rodale, Inc. as publisher, group publisher, and vice president for strategic planning.

He is a graduate of Harvard College, the London School of Economics, and the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth. He is the co-author of "The Group House Handbook" (Acropolis, 1982) and editor of "The Elderhostel Odyssey" (Elderhostel, 2005).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892968916
Author:
Spiers, Peter
Publisher:
Center Street
Author:
Williams, Brian
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Aging
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Longevity; Fitness; Health; Exercise; Mental health; Optimism; Happiness; Conduct of life; Baby Boom generation
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 x 1.25 in 1.21 lb
Age Level:
A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old</

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Retirement-aged baby boomers get schooled in achieving the 'Master Way of Life' by balancing four key dimensions — socializing, moving, thinking, and creating. Posed as a 'road map for the next phase of your life,' this model curriculum offers a holistic approach to blending these four dimensions through 31 engaging — and realistic — activities (e.g., participating in a book club, dancing, educational travel). Senior v-p of the nonprofit Road Scholar organization, Spiers thoroughly explains how each activity embodies the four key elements and offers ways to get 'extra credit' by making the most out of each activity, such as recording your travels through a diary, photos, or blog. Charts and exercises assist in advancing participants through four syllabi, culminating in eventual graduation to the 'Master Class.' The book's curriculum format, though gimmicky at times, is always constructive and instructive. But the highest grade goes to the commentary of numerous Masters, scattered throughout each section, which emphasize how certain activities have enriched their lives. According to Spiers, the goal of the program is to lead a life of 'happiness, optimism, and physical and cognitive health.' Or as one Master remarks in reference to writing: 'The rewards are in the activity.' (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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