(GBOD) – NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Upper Room Books author Missy Buchanan will be featured on ABC-TV's Good Morning America on Monday, Dec. 13, with Lucimarian Roberts, mother of GMA co-anchor Robin Roberts, in a segment about aging and faith.
Buchanan, author of multiple books for older adults, developed a deep sensitivity to their needs and feelings after serving as a daily caregiver for her aging parents. Now she is an advocate for older adults.
Mrs. Roberts, 86, read Buchanan's book, Living with Purpose in a Worn-out Body, and was so moved that she called Buchanan and asked, "How did you know what I was thinking?"
The interview was taped in Robin Roberts' New York apartment. The three women spoke frankly about challenges the Roberts family is encountering – especially communication – as Mrs. Roberts is growing older. Matters of faith were an important part of this conversation.
On the day of the interview, Lucimarian Roberts said to Buchanan, "Thank you for writing what I feel but can't always say."
"It occurred to me that the issues of aging are the same for everybody, regardless of whether they're famous," said Buchanan, who reminded Mrs. Roberts, and all maturing adults viewing the show, "Your story is not finished just because you're older. You still have a lot left to teach others."
In addition to Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body, Buchanan's books include Talking with God in Old Age, Don't Write My Obituary Just Yet (scheduled for April 2011 release) and Aging Faithfully (due to be released September 2011). She has written several articles about aging for the Spirituality page on Good Morning America's website, and she hosts "Aging and Faith with Missy Buchanan" on BlogTalk Radio.
For more information (including links to Buchanan's blog and Facebook page), visit www.missybuchanan.com.
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