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How To Say It To Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap With Our Elders
How To Say It To Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap With Our Elders
by David Solie
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A practical guide to bridging the generation gap. In How to Say It(r) to Seniors, geriatric psychology expert David Solie offers help in removing the typical communication blocks many experience with the elderly. By sharing his insights into the later... (read more)

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The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty
The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty
by Carolyn Heilbrun
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The astute and ever eloquent Carolyn Heilbrun, author of the bestselling "Writing a Woman's Life", muses on the emotional and intellectual insights that have brought her to "choose each day for now, to live".... (read more)

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Independent for Life: Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging America
Independent for Life: Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging America
by Henry Cisneros
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Do you want to age independently in your own home and neighborhood? Staying home, aging in place, is most people's preference, but most American housing and communities are not adapted to the needs of older people. And with the fastest population growth... (read more)

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Sell, Keep, or Toss?: How to Downsize a Home, Settle an Estate, and Appraise Personal Property
Sell, Keep, or Toss?: How to Downsize a Home, Settle an Estate, and Appraise Personal Property
by Harry L. Rinker
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Vital Involvement in Old Age: The Experience of Old Age in Our Time
Vital Involvement in Old Age: The Experience of Old Age in Our Time
by Erik Homburger Erikson
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The last stage, old age, challenges the individual to rework the past while remaining involved in the present. The authors begin this work with their theory of life's stages through old age. In Part two, they discuss their interviews with twenty-nine... (read more)

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Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life
Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life
by Bill Thomas
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How do you know that you are outgrowing adulthood? When you begin to feel that the life you have been living is out of balance; when the need to perform, to hurry, and to acquire is no longer compelling. It’s like the moment when your favorite... (read more)

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Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying
Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying
by Ram Dass
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More than thirty years ago, an entire generation sought a new way of life, looking for fulfillment and meaning in a way no one had before. Leaving his teaching job at Harvard, Ram Dass embodied the role of spiritual seeker, showing others how to find... (read more)

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The Force of Character: And the Lasting Life
The Force of Character: And the Lasting Life
by James Hillman
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In his powerful bestseller The Soul's Code, James Hillman brilliantly illuminated the central importance of character to our spiritual and emotional lives. Now, in this magnificent new book, Hillman completes his exploration of character with a profound... (read more)

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Enjoy Old Age: A Practical Guide
Enjoy Old Age: A Practical Guide
by Burrhus Frederic Skinner
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With Margaret Vaughn, an expert on aging and formerly a research associate at Harvard, noted psychologist B.F. Skinner shows readers how to make changes in one's surroundings to compensate for the drawbacks of age; combat forgetfulness and keep thinking... (read more)

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Men in Mid Life Crisis
Men in Mid Life Crisis
by Jim Conway
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Jim Conway writes for all men who face midlife and have thought about walking away from family, work, church . . . all responsibilities, and never coming back. Of his own midlife crisis he says, "I feel like a vending machine. Someone pushes a button... (read more)

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Time for retirement :comparative studies of early exit from the labor force
Time for retirement :comparative studies of early exit from the labor force
by Martin Kohli
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In all Western countries, people are retiring earlier than ever before, and people are living longer, thus prolonging the length of retirement. What are the effects of this phenomenon on society in general and on the labor force, and what are the... (read more)

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International Perspectives on the Well-Being
International Perspectives on the Well-Being
by Toni Antonucci
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William E. Boyce received his B.A. degree in Mathematics from Rhodes College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and... (read more)

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Nobody's Burden: Lessons from the Great Depression on the Struggle for Old-Age Security
Nobody's Burden: Lessons from the Great Depression on the Struggle for Old-Age Security
by Ruth E. (edt) Ray
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Nobody's Burden: Lessons on Old Age from the Great Depression is the first book-length study of the experience of old-age during the Great Depression. Part history, part social critique, the contributors rely on archival research, social history... (read more)

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Aging and Everyday Life (Blackwell Readers in Sociology)
Aging and Everyday Life (Blackwell Readers in Sociology)
by Jaber F. Gubrium
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Aging and Everyday Life presents a balanced and penetrating view of the aging experience. The research in this book reveals that many, if not most, of the triumphs and trials experienced in later years are not unlike those confronted at other points in... (read more)

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Social Theory and Aging (06 Edition)
Social Theory and Aging (06 Edition)
by Powell
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This book attempts to identify two central areas for the study of aging and the epistemological differences and continuities between them: constructions of aging (modern) and deconstructions of aging (postmodern).... (read more)

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Dementia Care with Black and Latino Families: A Social Work Problem-Solving Approach
Dementia Care with Black and Latino Families: A Social Work Problem-Solving Approach
by Richard Fortinsky
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The authors have created a book that comfortably combines substantial research findings with readable, practical guidelines for assessment and intervention in the real-world practice of social work. This authoritatively researched, well-written volume... (read more)

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Generalizability of Center of Pressure Measurements Across Age Populations.
Generalizability of Center of Pressure Measurements Across Age Populations.
by Richard John Doyle
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The reliability of common Center of Pressure (COP) measurements was systematically investigated. Studies on the control of posture during quiet standing using force platform data lack standardization in measurement protocols (especially trial length and... (read more)

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The Futures of Old Age
The Futures of Old Age
by Chris R. Phillipson
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The greatest strengths of this book are its breadth of aging-related topics and its ability to provoke thought in the reader. The presentation of both British and American perspectives on elder issues will aid researchers in developing broader... (read more)

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Ageing and Popular Culture
Ageing and Popular Culture
by Andrew Blaikie
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Social theorists have yet to assess the cultural implications of population aging. This book traces the historical emergence of stereotypes of retirement and documents their latter-day dissolution, making striking use of visual sources, especially... (read more)

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Diversity and Aging in the Social Environment
Diversity and Aging in the Social Environment
by Sherry M. Cummings and Colleen Galambos
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Today, nearly one of every eight Americans is 65 or older, and by 2030, over 20% of the population will be in this age group. Are you prepared to work with this vastly diverse--and rapidly growing--population?This single source is designed to help social... (read more)

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