Author Viola B. Mecke, Ph.D., publishes self-help book about embracing life transitions

GAINSVILLE, Fla., July 25, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Psychologist and author Viola B. Mecke's newest book provides advice to seniors beyond 70 years of age and to help prepare them and their families for the problems that may arise in communication, relationships, and physical changes.

In "The Ups and Downs of Growing Older: Beyond Seventy Years of Living," Mecke uses an empathic perspective to provide guidelines for the complexity of problems that elderly people may encounter and the difficulties that come with aging. Answers to practical problems, such as choosing a place to live, what physical difficulties, and how to adapt to dependency on others, when necessary, are provided through coping and problem-solving techniques introduced by Mecke.

"This book comes from my heart," Mecke said- "It is rooted in encounters with crises, brought on by growing in the oldest phase of life. Past experiences of family and friends growing older, some dying, marks the significance of each day and the meaningfulness of life."

Drawing from experience, Mecke encourages adults and children to help educate and prepare for the transitional periods in life, including the sudden or gradual change from independence to a graceful recognition of accepting aging gracefully. The author encourages readers to acknowledge the final transition and face breathing one last breath with acceptance, forgiveness, and love for all.

"The Ups and Downs of Growing Older: Beyond Seventy Years of Living"
By Viola B. Mecke, Ph.D.
ISBN: 978-1669807018 (soft cover); 978-1669807025 (hard cover)
Available at: Xlibris, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Viola B. Mecke, Ph.D., ABPP ABPP has been a professional psychologist for over 50 years. She graduated from Akron University in Akron, Ohio, and received her doctorate from Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. She continued her training at the University of Nebraska Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry and the Tavistock Institute of Interpersonal Relationships in London, England. She is an Emerita Professor (Adjunct) of Stanford Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Emerita Professor of Educational Psychology at California State University, Hayward, Calif., and maintained a private practice as a Clinical Psychologist. She now resides in Gainesville, Fla. To learn more, please visit:

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