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Reviewed by Lucinda E Clarke for Readers' Favorite
As we get older and move into the twilight years, we notice radical changes not only in our bodies but in our minds. Many of us may not have a parent alive to ask many of those important questions. In Are These My Hands Now? Aging and Me, Rochelle Turoff Mucha shares her thoughts with readers who are experiencing those differences. Her opening chapter resonates – that older people are invisible because they are simply not seen by the younger generation. Taking that first step to ask for senior discounts, being referred to as old, past it, of no further use can undermine and have a devastating effect on the psyche of the older person. Despite knowing that everyone will experience this one day, today is your day, your time to realize you are old. The author also touches on physical changes. While men age gracefully, become more distinguished with age, for women it is losing their femininity, their sex appeal as the wrinkles appear and gravity exerts its pull. The horrors of trying on clothes under neon lights in a shop’s changing room - this writer understands what it’s like and that in itself is reassuring.
In the first half of her book, Are These My Hands Now? Aging and Me, Rochelle Turoff Mucha talks of the changes we experience as we age, many of which are disconcerting, but then she speaks of the positive aspects as well. The maturity, gaining the confidence you lacked in youth and the need to stay youthful and keep learning. Elderly people have a wealth of experience and dancing the night away is still possible as you age. There is the wisdom of accepting what you cannot do, allowing your grey hair to grow through, taking pride in yourself. We learn to ignore the fact that this age group is not targeted by marketers yet this is the age group with the most disposable income. If you are over the age of fifty, this book makes for an interesting and informative read.