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In this broad-ranging chat, Lesley speaks of "advancing years," not as growing older but as advancing toward an understanding of life as expanding good. This spiritual sense of life doesn't have a "cut off date." She explains how we can claim our "immortality every day." She speaks of a section in Mary Baker Eddy's book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures as the "ageless pages"—where readers can find a rich supply of ideas about how to reject the limitations of age and progress spiritually.
Lesley responds to questions about failing eyesight and poor hearing, dread of looking "old," fear of death, the feeling that older people will inevitably need medical services. She also provides spiritual insights for individuals who are interacting with older friends and relatives. She responds to questions about dealing with fears regarding a relative's physical and mental health and offers thoughts for those who have a very active older relative and want to know how best to support that individual's lifestyle.