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We are all aging. We are each a spoke on the great wheel of life, part of the ongoing cycle of growth. In Aging , Henri J.M. Nouwen and Walter J. Gaffney share some moving and inspirational thoughts on what aging means (and can mean) to all of us, whether we're…

Enjoy Old Age

by B F Skinner

|August 1, 1997

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SKINNER/ENJOY OLD AGE

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Leutz and his colleagues offer the most practice-oriented and realistic assessment of how chronically ill elders are being served at the community level. They analyze options and opportunities open to policy makers and practitioners relative to long-term care in…

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The 398 tables, graphs, and charts in this handbook focus on this growing segment of America's population. Census data are supplemented by statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics and special interest groups such as the American Association of…

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How older people have been perceived during various periods of history from the Middle Ages to the 19th century is the focus of this heavily illustrated study of the elderly in Western society. Herbert Covey presents the reader with a wide range of portrayals of…

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This volume represents a pioneering effort in Canadian-U.S. social policy analysis in the field of gerontology. Beginning with a continental viewpoint on demography, the book proceeds to deal with seven specific topics by means of a nation-to-nation analysis.…

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The aging of the population is a demographic phenomenon, a social problem and a policy issue. The numbers of aged and the cost of supporting and caring for them are increasing, as is the feminization of aging. Diane Gibson provides a broad overview of the issues…

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Millions of baby boomers are facing one of life's most poignant challenges-they are becoming parents to their parents. It is a turning point that Mary Pipher illuminated in her New York Times bestseller Another Country-and one that Judy Kramer knows well.…

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One of the few studies of how the elderly help others through formal and informal volunteerism. While a large number of studies focus on the help older people receive from relatives and friends, this work examines the many ways in which older people are involved…

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This up-to-date book reflects the breadth of research into gerontology and analyzes the major themes and issues in the area of aging and social policy, in both an Australian context and from an international perspective. Topics discussed include unemployment,…

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Haim Hazan, a specialist on old age in anthropology, focuses on the reality of the experience of old age as opposed to the stereotyped image. He argues that the construction of this world by outsiders is affected by deeply ingrained social attitudes whereby the…

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This text addresses the issue of how to serve the growing population of elderly people who spend their later years as members of the community rather than residents of an institutional facility. A team of social work professionals proposes a model which would…