Aging And Society: A Canadian Perspective by Mark NovakAging And Society: A Canadian Perspective by Mark Novak

Aging And Society: A Canadian Perspective

byMark Novak, Lori Campbell

Paperback | October 8, 2009

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As the 21st century unfolds, the study of aging will increase in importance. Canada's population will have more older people than ever before. These people will make new demands on Canada's healthcare, retirement income, and housing resources. They will also bring new interests, skills, and approaches to later life. People young and old will need to understand the realities of aging in this new era. This text presents a full picture of aging-problems and all. But it also emphasizes the opportunities and advantages of later life to illustrate its underlying theme: successful aging. This theme makes more sense today than ever before. Longer life and more years of activity and good health have changed the landscape of old age. With the new, seventh edition of this text, a number of new pedagogical features have been included to engage students and provide a deeper understanding of how the topic relates to their lives and society as a whole.
Title:Aging And Society: A Canadian PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:438 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.94 inPublished:October 8, 2009Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:017650043X

ISBN - 13:9780176500436

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Used as a Textbook for a class I found that the textbook was easy to understand, however, there were few graphics, and it was mostly just pages and pages of writing. I would say that the book serves its purpose: the book gave a general understanding of gerontological issues in Canada. Wouldn't recommend this edition for learning about older adults, since the 7th edition accommodates visual learners better than this edition - the 6th edition. Overall, a sufficient book for understanding gerontology, but may be a bit boring to look at.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sixth Edition I found it hard to decipher what edition this textbook was because of the lack of photo and information. I wanted everyone to know that this is the 6th Edition, published in 2010, 426 Pages, paperback, and very useful. It is Canadian and includes a lot of Canadian information, which is refreshing. As for the way it is written, definitions are included within the text, the follow-up questions are relevant, and the first-person examples are a nice break for the information overload. Worth the purchase, as it discusses future trends that will be expected as the Baby Boomers age so it will be useful for a least a decade :)
Date published: 2011-05-25

Table of Contents

Part One: Gerontology TodayChapter 1: Aging Today Chapter 2: Theories and Methods Part Two: Social Change Chapter 3: Aging in Canada and the World Today Chapter 4: Aging and Ethnicity Part Three: Maturational ChangeChapter 5: Personal Health and IllnessChapter 6: The Psychology and Social Psychology of Aging Part Four: Institutional Change Chapter 7: Healthcare Chapter 8: Finances and Economics Chapter 9: Retirement and Work Chapter 10: Leisure, Recreation, and ServiceChapter 11: Housing and Transportation Part Five: The Experience of AgingChapter 12: Family LifeChapter 13: Social Support Chapter 14: Death, Dying, and Bereavement