Reading books, both fiction and non-fiction, is a fantastic way to keep your mind sharp as you age. But vision loss can prevent many older adults from enjoying this popular pastime.
Luckily, many favourite titles are now available in large-print format. Here's a list of five we recommend reading this fall:
The Art of Living Long
The Art of Living Long was written in 1903 by author and Venetian Ambassador Luigi Cornaro, who managed to live more than 103 years at a time when the life expectancy was less than half that. Here, he shares his lifestyle tips for longevity, which include calorie restriction.
In 100 Poems, author Elaine Yu has written one-hundred poems about life, love, sadness and joy that are sure to resonate with readers as they reminisce about their past.
Brave New World
Set in a futuristic world state, readers follow the protagonist, Huxley as he struggles in this new world of machines and scientific advancements. Everything may not be what it seems in this classic book that has been named one of the top 5 best novels of all-time.
The Girl on the Train
In this psychological thriller, author Paula Hawkins shares the first-person narratives of three women who face relationship and alcohol abuse issues. Sold in 34 countries, you'll likely find it hard to put down this award-winning novel.
Life's major milestones and events may not be the same for everyone, as best-selling author Danielle Steel explores in her hit novel Happy Birthday. Three tales of people dealing with their pasts, futures and present lives will have seniors around Vancouver talking the next day.
Let's face it: senior living in Vancouver is simply more fun when you have great (large print) books.