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REVEL™ for Aging Matters: An Introduction to Social Gerontology
illuminates cultural, biological, physiological, emotional, cognitive, economic, and social aspects of aging. A useful guide to a range of disciplines, REVEL for Aging Matters
helps readers of all educational backgrounds understand the dynamic interactions between older people and their environments.
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About the Author
holds the Hooyman Professorship of Gerontology and dean emeritus at the University of Washington School of Social Work. She is author of 12 books and over 130 articles and chapters. Her books include a widely used text, Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
(9th Edition); Aging Matters: An Introduction to Social Gerontology; Feminist Perspectives on Family Care: Policies toward Gender Justice; Taking Care of Older Relatives,
one of the first widely used books on family caregiving, and Grief and Loss: Interventions across the Lifespan
. She is Principal Investigator of the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education. She is the recipient of the 2009 CSWE Significant Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Work Education and the 1998 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work Education, and was inducted into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in 2011.
Dr. Kevin Y. Kawamoto, a faculty member at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and previously at the University of Washington in Seattle, received his Ph.D. in Communications and M.S.W. (with a specialization in multigenerational social work) from the University of Washington. A former student of Professor Nancy R. Hooyman, he has helped to update her co-authored text Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective and worked on other projects with her over the years. His research interests include issues related to aging and technology; aging and mental health; and active aging.
Table of Contents
1. Older Population in the United States
2. Global Aging and Older Immigrants in the U.S.
3. Physical Well-being: Physiological Changes and Health
4. Mental and Emotional Well-Being
5. Social Theories of Aging
6. Family, Friends, and Other Informal Supports
7. Informal and Family Caregiving
8. Productive Aging: Leisure, Spirituality, and Civic Engagement
9. Loss within the Context of Aging
10. Economic Well-being: Retirement, Employment, and Poverty
11. Community Well-Being: Living Arrangements and Social Interactions
12. Enhancing Older Adults’ Well-being through Technology
13. Policies to Promote Older Adults’ Well-Being
14. Careers in Aging