Positive ageing advocate Marcus Riley to tour new book, Booming, to Tomaree Library and Community Centre in May

EXPERIENCED: Positive ageing advocate Marcus Riley will tour his new book Booming: A life-changing philosophy for ageing well to Salamander Bay library on May 8.

EXPERIENCED: Positive ageing advocate Marcus Riley will tour his new book Booming: A life-changing philosophy for ageing well to Salamander Bay library on May 8.

Ageing is an inevitable part of living and not always looked at in a favourable light. But what if we all had the ability to age well? And not only well but with gusto?

These are the questions positive ageing advocate and author Marcus Riley explores in his new book, 'Booming: A life-changing philosophy for ageing well', which he will tour to Port Stephens in May.

"My book is the result of my many years involvement in the world of ageing and I believe, that when it comes to ageing, people have a choice," Mr Riley said.

"People can accept the negativity that abounds about getting older, concede that they will decline and wither on the vine. Or we can choose to seize the opportunity to revel in our extended later years with joy, passion and wisdom.

"I hope that my book encourages people to do just that and engage in healthy ageing."

Mr Riley said he has always had an interest in aged services. He studied business management and has worked in the aged-care industry for the past two decades, providing leadership and influence on local, national and global levels.

Mr Riley is currently the CEO of BallyCara, a charitable organisation and public benevolent institution which provides accommodation, health, and care services for older people as well as a range of support and advisory functions to service-based industries.

Additionally, Mr Riley is a director of the Global Ageing Network, a member of the Steering Committee for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) and a focal point for the stakeholder group on ageing (an agency of the United Nations) for the Asia-Pacific region.

Booming is the result of Mr Riley's 20 years' experience in the ageing industry.

He advocates that by embracing positivity, planning how you want to live the rest of your life and understanding the need for purpose, all people can age successfully.

The novel sheds light on the challenges and delights of being an older person, and in doing so, helps provide a blueprint for successful ageing.

Mr Riley will tour his new book to Tomaree Library and Community Centre and Raymond Terrace Library on May 8.

He will appear in the Salamander Bay-based library from 9.30am then at the Raymond Terrace library from 12pm.

While they are free events, registrations are necessary. Phone the library to reserve a space.



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