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On the Bookshelf...

Reading for and about the third chapter of life...
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How to Live : a Search for Wisdom From Old People (while they are still on this earth) - Henry Alford
Alford (Big Kiss: One Actor's Desperate Attempt To Claw His Way to the Top), a veteran writer for The New Yorker and the New York Times, embarks on a quest to find wisdom. Alford notes that Benjamin Franklin helped pen the Constitution at age 81 and Michelangelo completed the Pieta at 91. Who better to consult than septuagenarians, octogenarians, and nonagenarians? He interviews well-known figures--literary critic Harold Bloom, comedian Phyllis Diller, spiritual leader Ram Dass, and playwright Edward Albee--as well as lesser-known yet equally captivating people. Granny D trekked across the United States in support of campaign finance reform at 97, 80-year-old Lutheran pastor Martin Marty achieves communion with God through napping, and Alford's mother leaves her husband at almost 80. Alford also culls insights from the likes of Albert Einstein, Muhammad Ali, William Blake, and Buddha. Instead of telling readers how to live, he positions himself as a listener, allowing readers to eavesdrop with him and reap the benefits of his research. Alford is a master of turns of phrase, diction, dialog, and technique. Essential reading; recommended without reservation for all public libraries.--C. Brian Smith, Arlington Heights Memorial Lib., IL Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Senior Centers and Senior Clubs

GOLDEN YEARS LUNCHEON CLUB
First Baptist Church of Beverly
405 Broad Street
Beverly, NJ 08010
Tel: 609-386-1791 

 

 

BORDENTOWN TWP. SENIOR CENTER
3 Municipal Drive
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Tel: 609-298-7811 or 298-2800

 

 

GOLDEN YEARS LUNCHEON CLUB
Carslake Community Center
207 Crosswicks Street
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Tel: 609-298-1566 

 

 

DANIEL KEEGAN CENTER
522 Wood Street
Burlington, NJ 08016
Tel: 609-386-4070 

 

 

GIBSON HOUSE
535 Main Street
Marlton, NJ 08053
Tel: 856-985-9792 

 

 

MEDFORD SENIOR CENTER
Cranberry Hall
17 N. Main Street
Medford, NJ 08055-2411
Tel: 609-654-2572 

 


GOLDEN YEARS LUNCHEON CLUB
Bethel AME Church
512 N. Church Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Tel: 856-840-0734



GOLDEN YEARS LUNCHEON CLUB
Samuel Miller Building
256 Clifton Avenue
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
Tel: 609-518-1054



MT. LAUREL SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER
Moorsetown-Mt. Laurel Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Tel: 856-231-1918



NEW HANOVER TWP. SENIOR CENTER
Main Street
New Hanover, NJ 08511
Tel: 609-758-7730 

 

 

PEMBERTON TWP. SENIOR CENTER
300 Brook Street
Pemberton, NJ 08015
Tel: 609-893-4400 

 

 

PATENAUDE SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER
John F. Kennedy High School
429 John F. Kennedy Way
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Tel: 609-877-8444

 
      

    Organizations and Government Offices

    • Burlington County Office on Aging
      The Office on Aging provides information, assistance and outreach services to seniors in a variety of areas, including legal assistance, transportation, Meals on Wheels, home health services, and others.
    • The New Jersey Division of Aging and Community Services (DACS)
      The New Jersey Division of Aging and Community Services (DACS) administers programs designed to make it easier for seniors to get the help they need to maintain their health and independence as long as possible.
    • Administration on Aging
      The Administration on Aging helps elderly individuals maintain their dignity and independence in their homes and communities through comprehensive, coordinated, and cost effective systems of long-term care, and livable communities.
    • National Council on Aging
      The National Council on Aging is a non-profit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC.
    • Senior Citizens Resources
      This official government search engine designed for seniors will help locate federal level offices, programs and policies.
     

    Computer Classes for the Young at Heart

    Free beginning computer classes are offered at various branches located throughout Burlington County. Find out about the availability of computer classes by contacting your local branch.

    Computer classes for blind/low vision adults over the age of 55 will start in November at the Center for Independent Living in Burlington City. The classes will use JAWS and other adaptive technologies. For more information James Joynes at 609-747-7745, ext. 104.

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    BCLS, Headquarters
    5 Pioneer Boulevard
    Westampton, NJ 08060
    Phone: 609-267-9660, ext. 3044
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