Calling all caregivers for a hopeful, helpful event! (And, that’s more than 50 million of us.)


Please share the good news about this helpful book. Click on this thumbnail image of the book’s Press Release to download a PDF copy that you can share with friends and colleagues. The book is ideal for sparking small-group discussion in families, congregations and communities.

Join the Authors and Sponsoring Nonprofits in this Launch 


OUR FRONT EDGE PUBLISHING NEWS this week is our launch announcement for one of the most important books we have published since our founding 15 years ago. This book is a practical guide to the many issues families face as we age. Millions of American families have discovered these challenges with little warning or help.

Over the past year, more than a dozen community agencies and nonprofits joined with 15 authors to share their expertise in creating a one-volume resource for families and caregivers. The book is called simply, Now What? A Guide to the Gifts and Challenges of Aging. And please note: This is about much more than the problems we may face in aging. This book represents a “strengths-based” encouragement for all of us to rethink and appreciate the gifts of aging, as well.

Please, click this link to visit the registration page for our national launch event at Noon (Eastern Time) on Tuesday March 23. The landing page explains more about the book. The event is free and is open to everyone. In this 45-minute event, you will meet some of the book’s expert authors and sponsors and will come away energized to help others. Tell friends about this opportunity by sharing the registration-page link:

When you sign up, you will receive an email confirming your registration—and providing several options to connect to this Zoom gathering. Closer to the launch date, you will receive a reminder, as well.

Also on that page, you will find a link to pre-order this book on Amazon right now. If you order now, books will ship from Amazon on the launch date. Please, join us! You’ll learn how you can help others—and your family as well.

There Are Many Ways You Can Help

Order your copy from Amazon—then order one more for a friend or family member! That’s an ideal way to spark a helpful discussion in your community.

Ask friends to share the link to the launch event: Most of us know someone who is a caregiver—or we know an older person who might enjoy reading this book that is jam-packed with helpful and inspiring information. We welcome anyone to “attend” this virtual launch event. We’re designing the launch event to focus on some of the valuable insights people will find in the book—including appearances by some of the remarkable women and men who contributed to its content.

Organize a small-group discussion of the book. We’re looking for small groups around the country, right now, who might like to be among the first to have a small-group discussion. You may find people who want to talk about these issues within your family circle, among your co-workers, in your congregation or in a community group or school. If you care to organize such a discussion, please contact us and let us know your reactions, questions and ideas. We plan to write more in coming months about the nationwide response to this book. By interacting with us, you can help shape the national conversation.

Consider placing a group order directly with us. Once again, contact us for more information.

Request that one of our co-authors or someone from our sponsoring nonprofits and agencies speak with your group. In this era of virtual book clubs, discussion groups and workshops, one of our co-sponsoring experts could visit with you, depending on the schedule. Once again, contact us for more information.

Share this news on your website or social media. We already are hearing about allies wanting to share this news—especially women and men who are caregivers and understand the value of this resource. You are free to reproduce and republish our news (like this column you’re reading), our images and our press release related to this book. Let us know when you sharing of this news—and we will thank you with a “shout out” or “like” or “reposting” of your work.

Inquire about additional resources. If you are interested in becoming an ally in this national effort, contact us and we can tell you about other materials we have available. For example, we can send you a colorful 8-by-11 “handbill” PDF that you could print and hang on a bulletin board—or post online—to invite others to your group discussion. If you really care to share this news more widely, we can even tell you about “book postcards” with the book’s colorful cover on one side of the easy-to-share postcards. Planning an event to discuss these issues? Perhaps you’d like to order a large book banners. This is a major effort among allies far and wide. Join our community in spreading this good news.

About David Crumm

David Crumm is founding Editor of Front Edge Publishing. Nationally, he is known as a veteran journalist—a top writer and editor—with experience both in the U.S. and overseas. He is based in Canton, Michigan, where he also serves as Editor of Read the Spirit online magazine. His columns on trends in media appear twice a month on our Front Edge Publishing website.

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