Author: Nancy Merz Mordstrom and John Merz

Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos

Nancy Merz Nordstrom is the director of the Elderhostel Institute Network. Nordstrom, together with author Jon F. Merz, has written this thorough explanation about the ways in which “after-50” adults can claim life-learning as a valid piece of a healthy, vibrant latter-year experience. The resources, which are outlined in detail throughout 15 chapters, have been utilized by both men and women and have produced tremendous results. Nordstrom quotes a Chinese proverb: “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” That treasure becomes richer and more abundant with each new travel, community-service, and classroom experience; it is easy to become involved if one knows where to look.

Learning Later, Living Greater uncovers a multitude of opportunities for expanding one\’s world, which is proven to enhance life and health. An appendix, with almost 18 pages of online resources, highlights places to go to delve into just about any interest or passion—boosting brain power and overall wellness.

Nordstrom creates a well-written and informative guide to “making the most” of Midlife and beyond. Saint Augustine said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page;” whether the traveling is done across continents or across the recesses of our minds, it is a trip worth taking with benefits far beyond what one imagines.

NABBW Contributing Author