Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living: A Mindshift Wins Nautilus Book Award in Social Change and Social Justice Category


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Nautilus Award WinnerBaltimore, MD (August 2020) –Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living: A Mindshift (Health Professions Press/AARP), by Jill Vitale-Aussem, is a winner of a 2019 Nautilus Book Award. The book, which confronts the biases of ageism and the ways in which they influence every area of senior living, makes the case for a radical shift in thinking around senior living communities to create vibrant cultures of possibility and growth for elders.

Written by Jill Vitale-Aussem, president and CEO of The Eden Alternative, and co-published with AARP, Mindshift received a Silver Award in the Social Change and Social Justice category. The Nautilus Book Awards recognize, promote, and celebrate books that support conscious living and sustainability, high-level health and wellness, spiritual growth, and positive social change and social justice.

“We were delighted to take part in the Nautilus Book Awards Program this year, and we are honored that this passionate book has been selected as a winner in the Social Change and Social Justice category,” says Melissa Behm, President of Health Professions Press. “Jill Vitale-Aussem is opening our eyes to how to support meaningful lives for elders. This is a provocative read that will change the way you think about senior living.”

More than 550 entries were submitted to the 2019 Nautilus Book Awards, and winners were announced in 35 categories. Judges look for exceptional literary contributions that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, families, communities, and global citizens. You can view the full list of winners nautilusbookawards.com.


About Health Professions Press
Health Professions Press, Inc. (Baltimore, Maryland) is a publisher of high-quality educational resources for professionals interested in wellness and aging, long-term care, elder care, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and healthcare management. Visit www.healthpropress.com or follow @healthpropress on social media to learn more. HPP titles are also available on Amazon and from major book resellers. Bets10

About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters to most families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.