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Cynthia Martindale, Author Of Book About Caregiving, 'Graceful Last Chapters', Takes Bronze Medal In International Book Awards

Martindale is the author of the ultimate guide to caregiving. She helps caregivers chart a clear path through caregiving challenges, options, and eventual heartbreak


Author Cynthia Martindale has announced that her highly praised book for caregivers, 'Graceful Last Chapters: Helping Seniors Who Need More Care', has taken a Bronze Award in the 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Award contest.

Cynthia Martindale is an expert in regards to end of life planning and issues that impact seniors. She spent much of her career as a sales and marketing director for senior living communities. She is a seasoned veteran of all things senior-related. In 'Graceful Last Chapters', she shares her twenty years of experience with senior care in a voice filled with compassion, understanding, and an insider's point of view.

As the primary caregiver for her parents in their declining years, as a sales and marketing director for senior living communities, and as a lawyer, Ms. Martindale brings readers a valuable resource about caring for aging loved ones. The book is filled with support and guidance for caregivers, clearly defined options for care, and the ways and means for readers to craft their own successful journey through caregiving challenges and heartbreak. Ms. Martindale offers readers fundamental knowledge, hope, a sense of identity and, ultimately, a path toward peace of mind.

"I’m deeply honored that ‘Graceful Last Chapters’ was selected as the Bronze medal winner for nonfiction/relationships in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest,” Martindale stated. “The award encourages me as an impassioned author, and its visibility makes it possible to help more readers struggling to find options and best practices while caring for aging loved ones. Thank you, Readers’ Favorite, for a book award contest recognized and respected worldwide by authors, publishers, and readers alike.”

Martindale combines her education, business expertise, and personal experiences to bring readers a valuable resource about caring for aging loved ones. The book's twenty-seven chapters are grouped into seven sections: (One) Considering Long-Term Care Options; (Two) Caregiving Challenges; (Three) Creating a Plan; (Four) Aging in Place With Additional Care; (Five) Senior Living Communities; (Six) Touring Senior Communities; and (Seven) After the Bloom Fades. The chapters build gradually to mimic the progression of the journey caregivers take with their senior loved one, whether that individual is their mother, father, aunt, uncle, sibling, spouse, friend, or neighbor.

'Graceful Last Chapters' has achieved a perfect 5 star rating on Amazon. One reviewer stated, "It is rare to encounter such an obviously experienced counselor in the field of Senior Care as Cynthia who demonstrates on every page of this impressive and ultimately authoritarian guide such tenderness, calm and candor." Another said, "This book captures not only the practical information on choices for seniors but it deals with the tougher emotional side of caring for loved ones as they age."

Readers' Favorite receives submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants like Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey, Henry Winkler, and Eriq La Salle.

Eduardo Aduna, a Readers' Favorite reviewer stated, "For a book that is all about helping seniors get the care they need, Martindale never fails to highlight the emotional and physical toll the job takes on the caregiver themselves, and manages to come up with several ways to make this difficult task more bearable. It is this comprehensive and insightful knowledge that makes this book 'the book' on elderly care, and a must-have in every home, hospice, and senior facility. The elderly and their caregivers will find 'Graceful Last Chapters: Helping Seniors Who Need More Care' a fascinating read that will greatly enrich their knowledge about this extremely important matter."

Cynthia Martindale is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at 'Graceful Last Chapters: Helping Seniors Who Need More Care' is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. More information is available at her website.

About Cynthia Neher Martindale:

Cynthia Neher Martindale holds degrees from Hillsdale College (B.A. in English), Northern Illinois University (M.A. in English), and Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D.). Graceful Last Chapters: Helping Seniors Who Need More Care is the result of her years as both a sales and marketing director for senior living communities and as the primary caregiver for her parents. She lives in Flossmoor, Illinois, with her husband and son.

Contact Info
Cynthia Martindale
PO Box 1613
Shallotte, NC 28459

Phone: 910-842-9248