Experience resort-style living in our 55+ apartments in The Woodlands, TX. Our Independent Living community offers exclusive senior living programs to help you enjoy retirement life to the fullest. You will be able to engage in a myriad of activities such as exercise classes, playing card games, exploring scenic nature parks around your senior apartment and more. Relax and unwind in our idyllic landscaped gardens or curl up with a good book in one of our living rooms or terraces. For more reading options, you can also head to the nearby South Regional Library to borrow some interesting titles.
According to the University of Sussex, reading relaxes your heart and muscles in just six minutes! If you are an avid reader seeking the perfect book to enjoy during your free time, here are our top five book recommendations for seniors.
From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald S. Miller
This book is a self-help guide if you are looking to live a life of vigor and adventure in retirement. It provides tips for embracing the positive aspects of aging and shedding the stigma associated with growing older. Backed by neurological and psychological research, Schachter-Shalomi and Miller offer some inspiring techniques on how seniors can use their own experiences to nurture and uplift their loved ones and the younger generation.
I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan
This is a fiction book that follows Dr. Georgia Young as she navigates the world on autopilot mode, juggling her career and family. However, after her children have grown up, she became single again after her divorce. Not wanting to settle into a life of routine, she ventures into the unknown by quitting her job, selling her home and jumping back into the dating game. What ensues is a tale of bravery that sees her regaining a newfound confidence when she realizes that it is never too late to find yourself. This book is available in a large print edition to reduce eye strain.
Family Trust by Kathy Wang
In this novel, you will meet the Huang family as you delve into the colorful world of an American Chinese family living in Silicon Valley. The story centers around Stanley, the father and husband, who battles with pancreatic cancer as his son, daughter, wife and ex-wife struggle to handle the challenges that ensued – especially the one relating to the imminent inheritance of his estate. Although it presents some heavy themes, this book explores how a family approaches the issues of ambition, familial times and culture while tackling death head-on in a light-hearted and relatable way.
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Wow your co-residents and relatives with your newfound scientific knowledge by reading this encyclopedia. Written to tackle some of the biggest questions about the universe in an easy-to understand manner, Bryson makes concepts from the Big Bang to early civilizations accessible to the general audience. With assistance from archaeologists and mathematicians, join him on this adventure spanning eons of time and space. For added convenience, try listening to the audiobook version while exploring the nature trails near our Independent Living community!
Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life by Jim Kwik
Are you ready to fall in love with learning again? Enhance your cognitive abilities with the #1 guidebook for brain training. Browse through 343 pages of scientifically-proven games and puzzles that will change your mindset, motivation and methods for achieving increased productivity and success.