CARP Bookstore Recommended Reading

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In an effort to help promote Canadian authors who are writing books on topics of interest to CARP members and within our mandate of improving the lives of Canadians as we age, we are pleased to launch our CARP Bookstore.

For many years, our members and those with a connection to CARP have been soliciting us to help them publicize their books and share the information that they have collected and believe will be of importance to our members.

By clicking on the links below, you will be taken to where you can find out more about the titles and the authors.  A small commission from Amazon will flow to CARP if you choose to purchase any of these books, using the links provided.

If you do purchase a book and wish to share a review of it with us, please email [email protected] with your book review.


Alzheimer’s Wife by Barbara Jensen, Penticton, BC

“I am a retired 87 year old widow who has written a book abut my own journey as a 12-year long caregiver. My book’s intention is to offer understanding, sympathy and encouragement to all who feel alone as the caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s disease.”

Aging Sucks, But You’re Gonna Love It! by Brenda Ackerman, London, ON

Brenda’s book is not just a guide, but a heartfelt and honest account of the inevitable challenges women face as they age. Drawing from her personal experiences, she candidly reveals the unfiltered truth that every woman will relate to. Her vulnerable storytelling ignites a much-needed conversation around womanhood and the journey of aging. This book is a celebration of the resilience and beauty of women, and a reminder that we are all in this together.

Stepping Stones by John and Jan Milnes, Long Sault, ON

 “My name is John Milnes; my wife, Jan, and I are both retired teachers in our late eighties.  Just after we turned eighty years of age, we authored two books that were published and achieved success locally.  Because we could not find a regular publisher to provide a service to unknown authors we were forced to take the route of self-publishing.
Perhaps CARP might institute a section of its Book Club to examining the quality of writing undertaken by those ignored by the regular publishing industry.
Our first two novels were about the British Home Children. In both novels there was one live character and two fictitious characters. The novels were written to bring visibility to an important part of British and Canadian history.”

The Big Exit! by Ian Sutton Kingston, ON

The Surprisingly Urgent Challenge of Handling the Remains of a Billion Boomers. The baby boom was the greatest explosion of births in history. It follows that someday soon we’ll see the greatest explosion of deaths in history, and we aren’t ready for it. Cemeteries are full and new ones aren’t being created. Also, burying bodies in the ground is bad for the environment. Burning them, it turns out, is even worse, which rules out cremation, the most popular means of disposal at present.