Sunday, October 4, 2015

Book Review: How to Prepare for Old Age (without taking the fun out of life) By Bernard S. Otis

How to Prepare for Old Age
(without taking the fun out of life)
By Bernard S. Otis
Genre: Nonfiction

In this touching, often humorous and very personal account, Bernie shares his 86 years of life, love, less and laughter as an inspirational guide to what it means to age without growing old. His advice on love after 60, how to talk  with family members about illness what you should be prepared for when confronting tragedy and loss, what it means to be a caregiver to a loved one and many other of life’s challenges are a must for family members young and old.

Mr. Otis’s book is a treasure trove of personal and professional life experiences that will help you prepare for old age and take control of the nature of aging. Be prepared to laugh out loud and quietly shed a tear as Bernie takes you through the voyage of life.

My Review

I think this book is a positive read for young adults to seniors. For the young and old, the author reinforces important things, such as acceptance, love, and quality of life. His experience and wisdom shines through when writing about caregiving, the sick, and planning for aging.

I also appreciated how Mr. Otis described love and how our hearts can love more than one person. While death can take away people earlier than we'd like, humans still need emotional bonding and companionship. 

There is a lot of solid information on preparing for aging and beyond. 

Author Bio 

Bernard S. (Bernie) Otis is a delightful and well known speaker, writer and community leader who has made his 65-year career in the food service facility planning, marketing, management, sales and consulting industries. His life’s work has included service to many hotels and restaurants in Southern California, Santa Clarita, San Diego, Las Vegas and New York City among others. He has been instrumental in serving several top companies such as Hewlett Packard and Disneyland as well as major hospitals, universities and restaurants around the country. His community involvement includes work with the National Indian Gaming Association and the Rotary Club (where he has been a member since 1954 and a Paul Harris Fellow.) After his wife’s death in 2012, Bernie, a trained Hospice care giver, began working with families of terminally-ill patients.

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1 comment:

Whatis Pedia said...

the important thing is our quality of life, dont care if we are young or old.