Praise for "What Next? Navigating Later Life Transitions"

The co-authors of What Next? launched the book to great acclaim on February 6th at the St. George’s Golf & Country Club. Attendees included community leaders, and a passionate address by Seniors advocate and Special Guest, MPP Donna Cansfield.

“You need to get this book. These are difficult conversations to have, and every family needs to have them. What Next? Navigating Later Life Transitions will help you get them started, and will help guide you and your family on your way at a critical time in your lives.”

Donna Cansfield, MPP, Etobicoke Centre, Chief Government Whip

Donna Cansfield

MPP Donna Cansfield

Today’s Seniors face more options and complexities than ever before, and it can be overwhelming for their families. This book is easy to read and to understand. It’s full of stories that Seniors can learn from and relate to. I recommend What Next? Navigating Later Life Transitions whether you need to research your options, or simply start a conversation about the future.

Councillor Doug Holyday, Deputy Mayor, City of Toronto

Dr. Bill Webster and Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday

Editor Dr. Bill Webster and Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday

By sharing their experience and expertise, the authors of What Next? Navigating Later Life Transitions have provided a one-stop resource to help you and your family gain insight and valuable information. These professionals have ‘been there,’ and can help get you thinking about next steps with more confidence. I found the chapter on Demystifying the Stages of Care particularly relevant to the work that we do and very aligned with the needs we see for planning in later life stages.

Caroline Brereton, CEO, Mississauga Halton CCAC (Community Care Access Centre)

Navigating Later Life

Bill Webster, Bev Evans, Greg Bechard,
Kim Whaley, Deirdre Slowey, Elaine Frost

'LIFE CHANGES, whether we like it or not' is a major theme in What Next? Navigating Later Life Transitions. This very handy and readable guide is full of great ideas and helpful resources to assist people of all ages to begin the discussion about growing older and making deliberate plans for the future. I would recommend this book to all families and caregivers as an excellent place to find good information and wise advice about managing change and navigating new stages of life.

S. VanderBent, BA, BSW,MSW, MHSc, CHE, Executive Director, Ontario Home Care Association

Donna Cansfield

MPP Donna Cansfield

Reading "What Next" is a small investment in time that delivers solid helpful facts that will make many of life's difficult transitions easier to get through. This book is written in a clear, straightforward way. It’s message is expressed through stories which illustrate the challenges and solutions of later life transitions. I especially like the highlighted tips and succinct pieces of advice provided by these experienced professionals.

Marilyn Wetston, Host and Producer of “From a Woman's Perspective” radio show on AM 740

Navigating Later Life

Mmmm, lovely cookies for everyone!

What Next? Navigating Later Life Transitions starts to fill the gap when families need to consider what is next for their parents – literally. I am in this spot right now and this book helped me to consider the various options for my parents. Thank you for providing this valuable resource that is easy to read, and touches on many different important elements.

Kat Downey, Owner, Legacy Matters


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