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This Chair Rocks

Author : Ashton Applewhite
ISBN : 1410494861
Genre : Self-Help
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Ending Ageism Or How Not To Shoot Old People

Author : Margaret Morganroth Gullette
ISBN : 9780813589312
Genre : Social Science
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When the term “ageism” was coined in 1969, many problems of exclusion seemed resolved by government programs like Social Security and Medicare. As people live longer lives, today’s great demotions of older people cut deeper into their self-worth and human relations, beyond the reach of law or public policy. In Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People, award-winning writer and cultural critic Margaret Morganroth Gullette confronts the offenders: the ways people aging past midlife are portrayed in the media, by adult offspring; the esthetics and politics of representation in photography, film, and theater; and the incitement to commit suicide for those with early signs of “dementia.” In this original and important book, Gullette presents evidence of pervasive age-related assaults in contemporary societies and their chronic affects. The sudden onset of age-related shaming can occur anywhere—the shove in the street, the cold shoulder at the party, the deaf ear at the meeting, the shut-out by the personnel office or the obtuseness of a government. Turning intimate suffering into public grievances, Ending Ageism, Or How Not to Shoot Old People effectively and beautifully argues that overcoming ageism is the next imperative social movement of our time. About the cover image: This elegant, dignified figure--Leda Machado, a Cuban old enough to have seen the Revolution--once the center of a vast photo mural, is now a fragment on a ruined wall. Ageism tears down the structures that all humans need to age well; to end it, a symbol of resilience offers us all brisk blue-sky energy. “Leda Antonia Machado” from “Wrinkles of the City, 2012.” Piotr Trybalski / Courtesy of the artist. Related website: (
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Who Will Take Care Of Me When I M Old

Author : Joy Loverde
ISBN : 9780738219646
Genre : Self-Help
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Everything you need to know to plan for your own safe, financially secure, healthy, and happy old age For those who have no support system in place, the thought of aging without help can be a frightening, isolating prospect. Whether you have friends and family ready and able to help you or not, growing old does not have to be an inevitable decline into helplessness. It is possible to maintain a good quality of life in your later years, but having a plan is essential. Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old? equips readers with everything they need to prepare on their own: Advice on the tough medical, financial, and housing decisions to come Real solutions to create a support network Questions about aging solo readers don't know to ask Customizable worksheets and checklists that help keep plans on course Guidance on new products, services, technology, and resources Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old? goes way beyond estate planning to help readers prepare for all the changes in store. Readers are empowered to make proactive plans for their own lives rather than entrusting decisions to family and community.
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Gerontology The Basics

Author : Jennifer R. Sasser
ISBN : 9781351113212
Genre : Social Science
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Human aging is a complex, multi-faceted experience that unfolds over an entire lifetime. While human aging is universal, it is also wildly variable, shaped by individual, social, cultural, political, geographic and historical contexts. Gerontology: The basics explores the field of research, education and practice which takes on the complex and multi-faceted questions, issues and problems of adult aging and old age. Intended for anyone interested in understanding the origins of gerontology and its unique purview, we invite the reader to join us in a critical examination of what we think we know about becoming and being old and, perhaps, be inspired to engage more deeply in their own travels through the life-course.
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An Age Of Opportunity

Author : Richard H. Gentzler
ISBN : 9780881779059
Genre : Religion
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A companion to the author's earlier book Designing an Older Adult Ministry (Discipleship Resources, 1999), this book will provide new information and outline ways to develop and strengthen ministries by, with, and for older adults that can, and will, enhance the spiritual growth and well-being of people of all ages. The church is beginning to recognize that there are vast numbers of older people in its membership. It is becoming aware of its indebtedness to them for the leadership, support, service, and faith that has made the church of today possible. The church is uniquely positioned to help older adults respond to the challenges of aging; to see the tremendous potentialities in the lives of older adult for making the church and community better; and to assist older people as they experience new meaning and purpose in their later lives. Chapters include "Why Older-Adult Ministries?"; "Understanding the Aging Process"; "Aging and the Spiritual Journey"; "The New Seniors: Boomers?"; "Intentional Ministry by, with, and for Older Adults"; "Organizing for Intentional Ministry in the Local Church"; "Organizing for Intentional Ministry in the Conference"; "Congregational Care Ministry"; "Additional Ideas for Intentional Ministry"; and "Trends in Aging." Appendixes include a "Facts about Aging" quiz, information on creating and using older adult surveys, and suggested resources for further reading and study.
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Rethink Your Career

Author : Joanna Maxwell
ISBN : 9781460708026
Genre : Self-Help
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How to reinvent your career – and work for as long as you want Have you accumulated plenty of wisdom and experience, but others think you're all washed up? Perhaps you're bored with your current work but not sure what's next. Don't panic! Work reinvention expert Joanna Maxwell shows you how to refresh a current career, pursue a new direction or leverage your experience to start your own business. The practical exercises and inspirational real-life stories in Rethink Your Career will help you: • clarify your strengths, talents and skills • find creative new ways to think about your work future • take stock of your finances and deal with your fears • make your best decision and put your new plans into action. ‘Practical, intelligent, encouraging, Joanna Maxwell discusses how everyone can achieve success with a positive approach to this much neglected second half of life.' Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner 2011–2016 ‘Joanna Maxwell is terrific and her book is highly readable, illuminating and wise.' Ray Martin AM
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Il Bello Dell Et

Author : Ashton Applewhite
ISBN : 9788867003235
Genre : Social Science
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«Senso dell'umorismo, prosa energica e capacità di vedere e sperimentare in modo positivo il trascorrere degli anni, rendono questo libro un aiuto prezioso, un fattore di cambiamento della mentalità e una lettura gradevolissima.» Publisher Weekly «Un libro radicale, esuberante e pieno di fatti, analisi e notizie che smentiscono tutti i pregiudizi e gli stereotipi sulla vecchiaia. Mentre la Applewhite descrive e stigmatizza l'ageismo, emergono nuovi modi di vedere e di essere nel mondo.» Laurie Anderson AGE PRIDE! È ORA DI AFFERMARE CHE LE DISCRIMINAZIONI NEI CONFRONTI DELL’ETÀ SONO NEGATIVE E INACCETTABILI. «Come porti bene i tuoi anni!» È una frase che fa piace a tutti sentirsi dire, ma è un complimento oppure è una frase «ageista»? In fondo significa che appari in forma solo se dimostri un’età inferiore alla tua. Ma che male c’è a dimostrare la propria età? Anzi, che male c’è ad avere la propria età, qualunque essa sia, e a rivendicarla con orgoglio? L’ageismo, spiega Ashton Applewehite, è una forma di discriminazione che si nutre di pregiudizi relativi alle classi d’età. E, in una società occidentale concentrata sul valore della giovinezza in modo addirittura grottesco ma in cui la vita media si è incredibilmente allungata, chi ne fa le spese è proprio la categoria di persone più numerosa: le persone non giovani. E allora è giunta l’ora di combattere con fermezza tutti pregiudizi ageisti. La vita cambia quando si invecchia, questo è certo: ma non è affatto detto che cambi in peggio, perché invecchiare significa procedere in una trasformazione costante che ci arricchisce come individui e come elementi della società: nel lavoro, nel rapporto di coppia, nelle relazioni interpersonali. Una società che emargina le persone più vecchie è una società non solo meno saggia, ma anche meno creativa. Age pride!
Category: Social Science