Announcing the launch of our KickStrarter Project!
We want to expand the conversation about successful aging to everyone with an audiobook version of our stories and caregiving tips.
“Hope I Don’t Die Before I Get Old” came out in print last October, in ebook format in February 2013 and we began to plan for the audiobook version.
Many people only listen to books these days and so many of our readers have turned out to be elderly folks, some of whom have trouble reading because of failing eyesight-we became more and more convinced the audible version of our book would be a great way to share our message that "Successful aging is achievable and there is great joy, satisfaction and dignity in the later years."
Rosalynn Carter says:
“There are only four kinds of people in the world:
Those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers”
My friend Tracey Bowman and I had an extraordinary experience of caregiving, not so much because it was unusual, but because it was, as it is for most caregivers, intense. We decided to write a book to share all that we learned as we cared for our parents through their aging years. We undertook the care of our parents with enthusiasm and love, but along the way we found that caregiving tries and tests the soul and temper in ways we could not have imagined. We called each other to vent, to brainstorm, to laugh and to cry and to share all we had learned to make the road ahead a little easier for each other.
Hope I Don’t Die Before I Get Old is a new look at an old problem, bringing insight, humor and a few key facts about successful aging to everyone who wakes up one day to find their aging parents, or themselves, in need of some assistance and a bit of sage advice for the journey.
Tracey Bowman and Mary Boone Wellington wrote their book while caring for their aging parents through chronic illness, fractured hips, surgery and even death. As each other’s support network, they shared secrets and discoveries, tips and advice–amassing a wealth of wisdom on the topic. Sharing this hard won knowledge with the people who need it is their mission.
What people are saying about the book: