Aging gracefully, Baby Boomer style!

SENIOR COUPLE LAUGHINGAging gracefully is something that is on the minds of a lot of people, particularly in light of the Baby Boomer generation getting closer to retirement. But what exactly does "aging gracefully" mean and how do you accomplish it? Don't worry, the Santa Clara County Library has many resources to help you tackle all of your questions and more about this important topic!

For starters, the library has loads of online databases that you can access from home with your library card and pin number, all related to health! Find these resources here, and take some time to explore what's there. Be sure to check-out the Krames Go-to-Guides for various health conditions, the Nutrition and Fitness e-book and Consumer Health Complete.

In addition to these online resources, the library has all kinds of books related to aging gracefully, many specifically for Baby Boomers! Check out the list below for just a few of the titles we have, and reserve a copy from your local Santa Clara County Library branch today!

Master Class

Master Class (2012)
by Peter Spiers

In this recently published book, author Peter Spiers lays out the four ingredients that he feels are key to happy and healthy aging: moving, thinking, socializing and creating. By building on favorite activities from earlier in life, Spiers explains how Baby Boomers can have fuller, richer, healthier lives.

Eat to Defeat Menopause

Eat to Defeat Menopause (2011)
by Karen Giblin and Mache Seibel, M.D.

Full of delicious recipes, this book was designed by the founder of Red Hot Mamas, one the country's largest menopause education programs, to help women alleviate the symptoms of menopause through healthy eating. Included are nutritional tips to avoid hot flashes and improve sleep, foods that improve health, fitness and overall well-being, and recipes the whole family will love!

Boomer Yoga

Boomer Yoga (2009)
by Beryl Bender Birch

Written by one of the most well-known yoga authorities in the country, this book of yoga techniques is geared specifically towards Baby Boomers, focusing on their needs, lifestyles, and physical health. The author advocates a regular yoga routine as being a key component of a healthy life, and this book explains how to get started!

The Baby Boomer Diet

The Baby Boomer Diet (2011)
by Donna Gates

In this book by Body Ecology founder and nutritional consultant Donna Gates, Baby Boomers will find a blueprint for having "fuller, healthier, and more meaningful lives." The author offers practical advice, as well as her own wellness secrets, to help the aging process be smooth and enjoyable.