Resources on Aging

Loving for a Lifetime: The Six Secrets of a Happy, Healthy and Holy Mature Marriage. Is a six session video series by Dr. Richard P. Johnson which can be used as marriage preparation and/or marriage enrichment for maturing adults. Dr. Johnson also has a similarly titled book: Loving for a Lifetime: 6 Essentials for a Happy, Healthy, and Holy Marriage (Liguori. 2004). These resources are available at

Also by Richard Johnson is his Parish Ministry for Maturing Adults: Principles, Plans, and Bold Proposals (Twenty Third Publications, 2007).This volume provides a vision, model, and strategies to help parishes in developing a ministry for those in their maturing years. They’re Your Parents Too!: How Siblings Can Survive Their Parent’s Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy (Random House, 2010) provides practical advice on a wide range of topic for families dealing with their parents in their later years. Unresolved childhood issues, negotiating care giving concerns, and ensuring the best care of parents with the least conflict are just samples of topics covered. There are numerous examples of books like this in our public libraries.