This book is about the silver generation in our country. It’s about ageism and generational concerns as we reach for the sky and try to find a secret to the silver lining and saltation of growing old. Written in this simplified yet powerful book are the rare insights of the elderly now approaching retirement or in the first stages of retirement and the realization that many things have changed since they started planning for the golden years.
Not much has been said about the stereotyping and biased ageism attitudes that project punitive attitudes towards the elderly as they are perceived to be burdensome by younger generation who in fact forget that this future planning that has impaired the silver generation’s ability to provide sound and practical living conditions for them, has also impacted the future of other generations as it impacts on them one way or another additional stressors and complications for their future.
The book begins with Volume I which is basically an introduction of the elderly syndrome and misunderstandings. It also contains frank and candid opinions on how environmental conditions has imposed organic damage to memories of those affected by genetically altered foods, pesticides, and other chemical poisoning.
An environmental and climate damage that can’t be undone and which has altered DNA and causing new cancers still unsolved and unpreventable although the manufacturers of these chemicals refuse to stop infusing them into our food, animals and landscape.
Without revealing too much of the book it shows the wisdom, the maturity and the purpose elderly serve in our community. It demonstrates vitality, vigor and most of all, a significant purpose for their existence and how they contribute to the overall community in various capacities from caretaker to mentor and other roles.
Much is left to be said about the silver generation – the silver lining and saltation title is a precursor to the purpose of writing this book. Many secrets are revealed in the sense of self-fulfilling or valued self-worth as the book entails the significance of senior citizens in the years to come as well as in today’s world.
The book is not an indictment of progress or the foundations of discrimination or prejudicial attitudes towards the grey generation. This is a tribute to the baby boomers who have demonstrated resilience, endurance and stamina to weather the storms. After reading this book, anyone over the age of 64 years old will see, feel and accept their essential role in our communal way of life as we reach a different milestone with every birthday after 65.