10 Must-Read Books for Seniors

Books can help us gain knowledge, learn new skills, and explore new perspectives. They can also be a great source of entertainment, a way to connect with friends, and a way to pass the time. For seniors, books provide a great way to stay active, engaged, and connected. Here are 10 must-read books for seniors that are sure to keep them entertained and engaged.

1. Religious Books

Perhaps the most common books for seniors to read are religious books. They can be comforting, especially in later years when people begin to look back and take stock of their lives. Having one good copy of the Bible, Quran, or whichever book is affiliated with their religion can make a big difference in seniors’ quality of life. 

2. The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 can provide a lot of entertainment in various ways. It includes murder mysteries that seniors can try to solve, while providing entertainment through 1940’s style melodramas. It’s an entertaining read that seniors can enjoy with their friends. 

3. A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove is an award-winning novel about a man trying to come to terms with getting older and dealing with grief. Readers find it fascinating because of its main character, Ove, and how it interacts with people around him. It’s a great escape from seniors’ daily lives while also dealing with some of the issues that they have had to go through. 

4. The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules is a fantasy for seniors that are discontented with old age. It’s about a senior who wants to break out of her nursing home, rob banks, and live her life by her own rules. Having lived a life following all of the rules, it is something that most people can relate to. Still, it can be a great escape for those who like to stay inside the rules but dream of going wild. 

5. The Nightengale

Having lived through the war, many seniors like to read WWII stories. The Nightengale offers a differnt perspective on the war in France during the Nazi accupation and the sugsequent formation of the French Resistance. It has all of the hallmarks of a great WWII story that seniors will find engaging, uplifting, and nostalgic. 

6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Many of the medical breakthroughs that we have today can be traced back to one person that very few people know about: Henrietta Lacks. A sample of her body’s cells were cloned in a lab and used to test new medications and conduct research. The thing is that her cells could reproduce infinitely, which is something that has never been seen before. 

Because of this, she provided scientists with a way of creating enough material to test medications and many other treatment methods. Unfortunately, Henrietta never benefitted from this. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks takes you through her story and the great impact that she had on the world. 

7. Chair Yoga For Seniors

One of the biggest challenges for seniors as they get older is maintaining their physical fitness. Strenuous exercise is not realistic for most seniors, but yoga offers a gentle alternative. Chair Yoga for Seniors provides all of the information that seniors need to do yoga anywhere where there is a chair, making it much easier to stay in shape.

8. 100 Uplifting Short Stories for Seniors

100 Uplifting Short Stories for Seniors is an entertaining and inspirational read for seniors. Dealing with the difficulties of growing older can be difficult and many seniors struggle to maintain a positive attitude. This book provides an uplifting read to help seniors stay positive and upbeat into their later years. 

We Keep Seniors Active and Engaged

As time goes on, it can be difficult for seniors to stay active and engaged. However, it is one of the most essential ways of staying healthy in the later stages of life. At Gardens Care, we work hard to keep seniors active and engaged in several ways. Call us at 303-566-1085 to discuss your care options.

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