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July 15, 2021

No Spring Chicken: Stories and Advice from a Wild Handicapper on Aging and Disability by Francine Falk-Allen ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

As we age, we all begin to have physical difficulties to contend with.

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No Spring Chicken
June 2021; She Writes Press; 978-1647421205
ebook, print (352 pages); self help

I love to travel but as I've gotten older, it's become too difficult to handle all of the obstacles that happen when you travel so I thought I was done traveling for good...until I read this book!  The author is in her 70s and has a disability due to polio at a young age.  She has been all over the world and continues to travel even now.  She had fantastic ideas on how to handle some of the travel problems she has encountered and suggestions on what countries offer the most help for the disabled and elderly.  She also advised about the hotels and airports in major cities all over the world that are best for handicapped people. She even tells some of the problems that she had - some of them humorous - that would stop many people from traveling but she just went on with her life and kept traveling!. This book has definitely given me hope that I can travel again.

In addition to her chapters on travel, she has a section about pain, managing doctors, and has lots of strength training exercises that have helped her with pain over the years. She's a real advocate of exercising in a pool. The last section is about finding and sharing with people with long-term health problems.  She also has a very enlightening chapter about how handicapped people want to be addressed and treated and how to be a good caregiver for someone else.  Francine Falk Allen is a fantastic example for handicapped and aging people all over the world.

If you have mobility problems for any reason or are a caregiver for someone else, you need to read this uplifting book.

"My desire is that you have found something in this book that's useful, inspiring, fun or all three" (p 205)

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina with her husband of over 50 years.  She grew up in Michigan but now calls North Carolina home. Since her travel plans had to be canceled for this year, she is starting to make plans for travel in 2021. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and historical fiction. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter.

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