As a family counselor, educator, TV commentator, and author, Eda LeShan has used her own experiences to illuminate the different stages of life. In this buoyant collection of essays from her regular column in Newsday, she probes the challenges, frustrations, and delights of being a senior citizen.

The paperback is organized around three sections: "Loving and Living," "Memories," and "Growing and Changing." LeShan offers salutary advice on the art of grandparenting; the ways to handle depression, illness, and the death of loved ones; and the path to personal fulfillment via service to others, creativity, solitude, love, friendship, and risk-taking. As always Eda LeShan proves herself to be an admirable, entertaining and inspiring lifelong learner!