Here is a short reading list to get you going on the investigation of living a life as an exceptional elder:
War of Art S Pressfield if you are a creative soul
If the Buddha Got Stuck Charlotte Kasi
Awakening the Buddha Within Lama Surya Das
It’s Not the End of the World Joan Borysenko –resilience
The Feeling Good Handbook David Burns (the best known of the cognitive behavior books)
Authentic Happiness Martin Seligman
Difficult Conversations Douglas Stone
Me, Inc. How to Master the Business of Being You Scott Ventrella
Being Mortal Atul Gawande
Never Say Die Susan Jacoby
find an article about the Berlin Wisdom Project
read about Erik Erikson’s eight stages of life
Still Alice—the movie.
There are another dozen I will put up soon. Some of these are oldies but goodies that I go back to often. The web site for Bill Thomas is filled with groundbreaking thinking for this country.