Inclined Elders: Sneak Peek and Giveaway


INCLINED ELDERS

BY RAMONA OLIVER

Publisher: BookBaby
Publication Date: July 24, 2020 
Pages: 246 Pages
Categories: Nonfiction / Positive Aging

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THIS BOOK WILL BE INVALUABLE IF YOU: 

·     Have a desire to continue living a purposeful life, no matter what your age. 

·     Are interested in learning how to maintain a positive attitude from adulthood to elderhood. 

·    Want to learn how to create a living legacy and serve as a role model for future generations. 

 

WHY EMBRACE AN ATTITUDE OF INCLINE? 

For the first time in history we are not only living longer, everyone has an important choice to make: commit to a meaningful, purposeful life of “Incline” as we get older or believe that a new stage – one of steady “decline” – is inevitable. What is not helping is that in the media and society in general there continues the somewhat negative connotation surrounding the concept of aging. And while, at least not now, we cannot do anything about the chronological process of becoming 60, 70, 80 years and beyond, we can change the mindset for it. Embracing change and looking at life with a keener sense of curiosity will lead to living with increased courage to live life to its fullest. 

 

Inclined Elders is a call to action for you to opt for Incline. Not only for your personal fulfillment, but also to help fuel a social “legacy” that increases the number of positive older role models in everyday life. I have written this book to inspire, inform, and challenge you. By the time you reach the last page, I hope you will have made a new choice: to become an inspiring example of a life of Incline so our society relinquishes – once and for all – the notion that aging is synonymous with “decline,” “decrepit,” “senile,” and “over-the-hill.” 

 

In this book over 50 men and women ranging in age from 40 to 100 share their tips and techniques on how to live a life of Incline. Their strategies are supported by scientific evidence from the fields of Positive Psychology, Anthropology, and Sociology. 

 

WHO ARE INCLINED ELDERS? 

We are the women and men who have made a conscious choice to ignore society’s negative mindset of “decline” and “over-the-hill” as we age. Instead we embrace a positive mindset of continuing to Incline and climb ever upwards. 

 

Serving as vibrant role models, the Inclined Elders I spoke to for this book are leaving their own unique legacies of wisdom and inspiration for future generations. There needs to be more of us like them to effect real social change. So why not Incline too? There’s an amazing view from up here. Come with us and see for yourself. 

 

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MEET SOME OF THE INCLINED ELDERS

FROM INCLINED ELDERS

BY RAMONA OLIVER

 

Galen “The Magician” shares his “magic illusion” philosophy of life. He doesn’t view it as a time of decline. His philosophy is carpe vitum or “seize life” rather than simply carpe diem or “seize the day.” At 70, his second “career” is as a magician and he’s having a ball!


 The Amazing Miss Lee shares her “recipe for living to 95 and beyond” – highlights include having a positive attitude and keeping the inner child alive.


 Raymond “tunes out” the negative talk of decliners and follows the philosophy of “not letting the old man in.” An avid outdoorsman, Raymond shared that while he doesn’t climb mountains anymore, he still enjoys hiking around them. It’s simply a matter of modification.


 Carolyn tells you how she managed to “dance” even though it was not permitted by her religion and how she continues dancing today at the age of eighty by applying that same principle to other restrictions in her life.


 Kathy explains how she “laughed fear in the face” and how it helped her to find the courage to live the life she chooses.


 Dorie defines the importance of “relationships” and their positive impact on her life.


David explains how his philosophy on community and service has shaped his life and allowed him to be a “good man.”


Darlene shares how she refuses to be put into society’s “stereotypical box” about aging and how she has benefited as a result.


Dora shows how she triumphed over her cultural tradition of migrant farm work by earning a bachelor’s and then a master’s degree, leaving an ongoing legacy of empowerment for her family. 


Polly shares how she overcame her introversion and shyness, chose “self-empowerment,” and is now reaping the rewards of serving others by volunteering in her community.




Ramona Oliver has long been a passionate educator with former roles as a human resource manager/director, career coach, and director of outreach for St. Edward’s University. As a human resource director for many years, she championed the professional development of employees. While serving as president of the Austin Human Resource Management Association, she led a team that designed, developed, and implemented an award-wining leadership program. In addition, she launched a workforce readiness committee that partnered with community organizations to implement workforce readiness initiatives. At St. Edward’s University, she promoted lifelong learning and the adult undergraduate and graduate programs to older adults in the Austin community. 

Ramona currently serves as an advocate of positive aging. Rather than accepting a mindset of decline, she is passionate about living life with an attitude of Incline. Ramona has been published on the Changing Aging website, offering posts with titles such as “Can We Please Stop Calling It Aging,” “What Are We Missing When We Settle for Life Stages?” and “Leave a Legacy and Live It Now!”  

Ramona is a recipient of a Book Excellence Award for her current book, INCLINED ELDERS: How to rebrand aging for self and society. It has been recognized for high-quality writing style, book design, and overall marketing appeal. 

She earned her Master of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University. Ramona lives in Austin, Texas where she enjoys practicing yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, and Nia and participating in various community groups. 

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FOUR WINNERS:
 2 winners: autographed copies of 
Inclined Elders. 
2 winners: Kindle copies of 
Inclined Elders.
Giveaway ends midnight, CDT, 7/17/21; US only.

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