Nashville, TN, April 12, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Pearlsong Press has released a free ebook commemorating people whose activities after age 65 prove that creativity, intellectual agility, physical prowess and sheer joy of life can bloom in later years.
The 37-page Splendid Seniors Among Us PDF ebook features the nine people honored in the Splendid Seniors Among Us program, which was launched in March 2007 in conjunction with the publication of the book Splendid Seniors: Great Lives, Great Deeds by Jack Adler.
Splendid Seniors: Great Lives, Great Deeds recognizes 52 people throughout history who accomplished great things after age 65. In celebrating publication of this inspirational book, Pearlsong Press decided to honor some of the many Splendid Seniors still among us.
The publisher sought nominations nationwide of people whose accomplishments after 65 warrant special recognition and can serve as an inspiration to others. Creativity, productivity, charity, political action, community involvement -- any and all areas of life and personal expression were reason for nomination.
The plans were to honor one Splendid Senior Among Us a month for a year. The seniors so distinguished were announced on the Pearlsong Letter blog (www.pearlsongpress.com), Pearlsong website (www.pearlsong.com) and via press releases to their hometown media and mayors' offices. They received a frameable certificate declaring their "Splendid" status and a free autographed copy of Splendid Seniors: Great Lives, Great Deeds.
During that period there were three months the publishing company didn't receive nominations that fit its criteria for "Splendid" status. It still ended up with nine people recognized as "Splendid Seniors Among Us" and included in the SSAU PDF ebook.
The ebook contains information about each of the honorees and the reasons they were chosen, excerpts from Splendid Seniors: Great Lives, Great Deeds, a message from the publisher, and information about Pearlsong Press and its books. The ebook can be obtained at no cost from www.pearlsong.com/splendidseniorsamongus.htm.
Readers are welcome to share the ebook with anyone they wish. "It's our way of spreading the message that life can be enriching and enjoyable at any age," publisher Peggy Elam, Ph.D. says.