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Covers this broad subject in two comprehensive volumes, addressing the gap of content and scholarship that has been created in the nearly 20 years since the first edition. Arranged in alphabetical order, the 350 essays cover issues that are of primary concern to older Americans and their families, including social interaction, cultural attitude, employment, family, finances, and physical changes. In addition to an extensive update of essays from the first edition, a number of significant new topics have been added, including: -Aging Populations Drive Business Success -21st Century Solutions to Aging -Work-Based Education -Reinvention of Aging Critical to National Fiscal Health -Longevity Dividend -Don't Call Them Old Advances in Prevention, Progression & Prognosis of Disease/Disability All essays are written by experts in their fields, and start with a list of relevant issues and significance of the topic. Other information is included as suitable: publications include authors and dates; movies include casts; laws include year create; etc. Helpful subheads and informative photographs and charts punctuate the essays, all of which end with an annotated list for Further Information.Salem Health: Aging ends with the following back matter sections: annotated bibliography organized by topic; list of various media that discusses aging; organizations and programs for the aging; list of notable individuals in the study of aging; list of entries by category from cultural to women's issues; and detailed subject index.
Something in our world is changing. In ten years time 60% of us will be over 55. The retirement age is likely to move up to 70; modern medicine ensures that most of us will live well in to our 80s and most of us will choose to do some work, paid or voluntary, while we are still physically able. Yet older people have, as yet, no role in modern society. Old age is regarded as an invonvenience, something to be shunned and set apart from our daily lives. In this frank, often funny and always compelling disquisition on ageing, Irma Kurtz sets out to chart the territory through her own and others' experiences. Along the way she meets a diverse group of people whose insights into their own lives have much to offer a younger generation - from a 90-year-old weekly columnist and a vicar still working in his mid-70s to The Good Granny Guide's Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall and 'London's Rudest Landlord', Normal Balon of the celebrated Coach and Horses. Kurtz is a fearless investigator of the art of growing old - its pleasures and its griefs - carrying with her the only tool that sharpens with age: lifelong curiosity.
At age 50, Maria Leonard Olsen drank her way out of a 25-year marriage. She had, against advice, put all her eggs in the motherhood basket, willfully derailing her successful law career. As teenagers, her precious children did not need her in the hands-on way they previously had. Her husband and she had grown apart because, among other things, they failed to nurture that important relationship. She was depressed and stuck. When she turned 50, she had the distinct feeling that she was on the downward slope of her life. Actuarially speaking, she was. So when she turned 50, her gift to herself was to go on a crusade to make the most of whatever time she had left. She set out to do 50 new things that were significant, at least to her. The list spanned physical challenges, adventure travel, and lifestyle changes. Each taught her something about herself and about how she wanted to lead the next years of her life to come. This work follows the work she did to accomplish those 50 new things and shows readers how to make their own action lists - whether it be joining a knitting club or hiking the Himalayas, every item has significance for each individual and speaks to her needs and desires. The list is the match to spark the fire that will light the years after 50. Readers will hear about Maria's adventures and the rewards of each. Accomplishing new things, learning new skills, deepening personal and spiritual relationships, and seeking out challenges will add the spice to a life that may feel repetitive, insignificant, inauthentic, or just plain boring.