Aging Gracefully: Spiritual Care for the Aging Adults is an excellent resource for pastors, chaplains, social workers, nurses, physicians, geriatric workers, health aides, and caregivers who serve aging adults. It provides information on how to conduct a spiritual assessment, render spiritual care, develop a spiritual care group for aging adults and spiritual self-care tips for caregivers and healthcare providers. This is a must-read for everyone who is caring for an elderly person who wants to age gracefully.
"Reverend White has crafted a valuable guide for helping caregivers learn how to engage in meaningful spiritual dialogue with aging adults, so they may reflect on their own life and purpose."
-Mary Kummer Naber, President/CEO, PACE Southeast Michigan
"Dr. White's contribution will serve as a welcome reference resource to those dedicated to the loving care of the elderly."
-Rev. Dr. Kenneth E. Harris, President, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Senior Pastor, Detroit Bible Tabernacle
"There is no doubt that this book will impact all who read it whether an aging adult, personal caregiver or healthcare providers who have chosen caring for this population as their calling."
-Gwendolyn Graddy-Dansby, M.D., F.A.C.P. Medical Director, PACE Southeast Michigan
"Dr. White skillfully and succinctly describes the existential needs of the elderly in this simple, but spectacular read. Summarizing empirical research, quotes from the brilliant, vast personal experience, and alliterative aids, he provides a comprehensive guide for primary spiritual care for both families and professional caregivers."
-Evan Fonger, M.D., PACE Southeast Michigan
"Dr. Samuel White, III has authored a comprehensive yet practical handbook for health care professionals and even family members caring for aging adults."
-Sue Hammel, RN, BSN, PACE Southeast Michigan, Director of Operations- West
"As a social worker for PACE, I highly recommend this book to my co-workers, friends, family members who work in the health care industry."
-Linda Bazzy, LMSW, PACE Southeast Michigan
"Aging Gracefully tells how a positive spiritual or religious attitude can enhance the aging process and a support group."
-M. McBride, Coordinator, Senior/Retiree Program