Resilient Library Collection

eldercare planner Opens in new windowWith practical solutions that you can implement right away, The Complete Eldercare Planner will give caregiving strategies that help you move forward with confidence, make informed decisions, and feel prepared for any challenges. 

Joy Loverde is a business advisor, keynote speaker, and media spokesperson on the topics of caregiving and aging solo. Her work has been featured on Today, the CBS Early Show, National Public Radio, and in the Wall Street Journal, among many other media outlets. Joy is also the author of Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?


Now for the first time in paperback, Eightysomethings is a must-read for people in their eighties, and also for their families. Adult children--often bewildered by their aging parents--need a wise guide like Eightysomethings to help them navigate their parents' last stage of life with real-world guidelines and conversation starters. Readers, young and old alike, will find this first-of-its-kind book eye-opening, comforting, and filled with practical tips. 

Katharine Etsy is a social psychologist, a practicing psychotherapist, a writer, and a change agent.


Forever Strong offers an easy-to-follow food, fitness, and self-care program anchored in evidence and pioneering research that teaches you how to 
optimize muscle-no matter your age or health background. Discover how to overcome everything from obesity to autoimmune disorders and avoid 
diseases like Alzheimer's, hypertension, and diabetes by following Dr. Lyon's powerful new approach to becoming forever strong. 

Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is board certified in family medicine and completed a combined research and clinical fellowship in geriatrics and nutritional services at Washington University in St. Louis.

howtopreventHow to Prevent Dementia begins with the principle that the more we know about dementia, the easier it is to prevent or delay it. A better 
foundation of knowledge also helps people to understand and interact thoughtfully with family members and other loved ones who may have 
Alzheimer's and other dementias. 

At the end of the book, the reader will understand what practical steps can be taken each day to lessen the odds of dementia and how to take 
advantage of new medications, while gaining a better understanding of thinking and what it is like to have it falter.

quickfunctionalCody Sipe, PhDis a recognized and award-winning authority on functional exercise for older adults with over thirty years of experience as a professor, researcher, educator, exercise physiologist, trainer, and fitness studio owner. He is a frequent presenter at regional, national, and international fitness education conferences and workshops, where he shares evidence-based exercise strategies for improving functional ability in older adults. In 2014, he co-founded the Functional Aging Institute and launched the Functional Aging Specialist Certification. Dr. Sipe currently serves as professor and director of clinical research in the doctoral physical therapy program at Harding University. He completed his master of science in clinical exercise physiology from Virginia Tech and his PhD in health and kinesiology from Purdue University.

radiantrebellionWhat if aging is something to aspire to, not to dread? Join Karen Walrond ... as she investigates how we can reclaim aging, cultivate joy, and resist ageism. Walrond does a deep dive into different aspects of getting older, including health, beauty, spirituality, relationships, adventure, activism, and purpose.

Karen Walrond is the author of The Lightmaker's Manifesto: How to Work for Change without Losing Your Joy a lawyer, leadership coach, and activist. In her work, she has helped thousands of people around the world find purpose and meaning in their lives. Karen and her work have been featured on Brené Brown's Unlocking Us podcast, PBS, Huffington Post,, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

chronicPainChronic Pain Reset: 30 Days of Activities, Practices, and Skills to Help You Thrive by Afton L. Hassett, PsyD, clinical psychologist and principal investigator at the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center. This indispensable guide explores the key role that your brain plays in processing pain and how small, simple actions can make profound changes in how you experience chronic pain. Chronic Pain Reset will help you evaluate your pain and its triggers, offering straightforward and often fun strategies to improve it.

OutliveOutlive: The Science & Art of Longevity by Peter Attia, MD, founder of Early Medical and host of The Drive, one of the most popular podcasts covering the topics of health, medicine, and longevity. Wouldn't you like to live longer? And better? In this operating manual for longevity, Dr. Peter Attia draws on the latest science to deliver innovative nutritional interventions, techniques for optimizing exercise and sleep, and tools for addressing emotional and mental health. For all its successes, mainstream medicine has failed to make much progress against the diseases of aging that kill most people: heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and type 2 diabetes. Too often, it intervenes with treatments too late to help, prolonging lifespan at the expense of healthspan, or quality of life. Dr. Attia believes we must replace this outdated framework with a personalized, proactive strategy for longevity, one where we take action now, rather than waiting. This is not 'biohacking,' it's science: a well-founded strategic and tactical approach to extending lifespan while also improving our physical, cognitive, and emotional health. Dr. Attia's aim is less to tell you what to do and more to help you learn how to think about long-term health, in order to create the best plan for you as an individual.

WhenYourAgingParentWhen Your Aging Parent Needs Help:  A Geriatrician’s Step-by-Step Guide to Memory Loss, Resistance, Safety Worries, & More by Leslie Kernisan, MD, MPH, practicing geriatrician, and Paula Spencer Scott, award-winning writer on health and aging. It's scary and stressful when it happens.... noticing changes in your parent and becoming increasingly worried about their health and safety. Maybe it's Mom leaving the stove on, Dad getting lost on his way home, or unpaid bills that trigger this realization. Or perhaps there have been falls or emergency room visits. Whatever it is, you know something's wrong. You wonder about a diagnosis. And you want your aging parent to accept help, or perhaps move. Helping an older parent can be gratifying. But it's especially hard if they're blowing off your concerns, refusing to make changes, or otherwise resisting your efforts. You want them to listen, but they get upset or withdraw when you try to talk about this. What to do? You don't have to remain stuck in conflict with your parent (or other family members). You don't have to keep getting the runaround from doctors or feel stumped about next steps. Instead, use an expert's clear plan on how to help your aging parent.

Resilient Library Collection

The Resilient Library Collection - located in our New Book Area at the front of the library - is a one-stop-shop for healthy aging and adult caregiving with books, DVDs, audiobooks and print resources.

The Collection includes items on the following topics:

  • Healthy Aging - exercise, creativity, decluttering, humor, ageism, anxiety, stress, and memory
  • Financial - retirement planning, reverse mortgages, budgeting, credit, investing, single women and money, entrepreneurship, health care, and second careers
  • Adult Caregiving - Alzheimer's and dementia care, hospice, caregiver burnout, handouts with shopping resources for older adults and caregivers
  • Technology - Books about computers and apps designed for seniors, like laptops for seniors, Microsoft 11 for seniors, etc
  • Housing - books about how to age in place at home safely, and alternative housing options