Multigenerational – The Old, Old Man and the Very Little Boy

Kristine L. Franklin, Illlustrated by Terea Shaffer, The Old, Old Man and the Very Little Boy, 1992, Atheneum, New York.  A sweet story set in an African village; Old Father reveals that he was once a boy.  This is a recommended core resource for spiritual communities.

Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter

Peggy Brick, Jan Lunquist, Allyson Sandak, Bill Taverner, Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter – 30 Sex Ed Lessons for Adults Only, 2009, Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Morristown, New Jersey. This collection of lessons includes articles and information as well as exercises. Lessons cover various topics including “Sexuality…What’s Spirituality Got to Do With It?” This is a recommended core resource for Meetings and other groups.

The Making of an Elder Culture

Theodore Roszak, The Making of An Elder Culture, Reflections on the Future of America’s Most Audacious Generation, 2009, New Society Publishers, BC, Canada. Inspiration and a call to action for the baby boom generation as we become society’s elders. A recommended core resource.

The Third Age

William Sadler, Ph.D., The Third Age, 6 Principles for Growth and Renewal After Forty, 2000, DeCapo Press, USA. Helpful approaches to developing a positive perspective on aging.

What Are Old People For?

William H. Thomas, M.D., What Are Old People For? How Elders Will Save the World, 2007, vanderWyk and Burnham, Acton, Massachusetts. Fascinating and thorough study, challenges to abolish current ways of thinking about and treating our elderly and live in harmony with nature and one another. A recommended core resource.