older americans vital communities a bold vision for societal aging

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Older Americans Vital Communities

Author : W. Andrew Achenbaum
ISBN : 9780801887680
Genre : Medical
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This thought-provoking work grapples with the vast range of issues associated with the aging population and challenges people of all ages to think more boldly and more creatively about the relationship between older Americans and their communities. W. Andrew Achenbaum begins by exploring the demographics of our aging society and its effect on employment and markets, education, health care, religion, and political action. Drawing on history, literature, and philosophy, Achenbaum focuses on the way health care and increases in life expectancy have transformed late life from a phase characterized by illness, frailty, and debility to one of vitality, productivity, and spirituality. He shows how this transformation of aging is beginning to be felt in programs and policies for aging persons, as communities focus more effort on lifelong learning and extensive civic engagement. Concerned that his own undergraduate students are too focused on the immediate future, Achenbaum encourages young people to consider their place in life's social and chronological trajectory. He calls on baby boomers to create institutional structures that promote productive, vital growth for the common good, and he invites people of all ages to think more boldly about what they will do with the long lives ahead of them.

Creating Aging Friendly Communities

Author : Amanda J. Lehning
ISBN : 9780199379583
Genre : City planning
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Creating Aging-Friendly Communities (CAFC) examines the need to redesign America's communities to respond to the realities of our rapidly aging society. The text focuses on the interface between individuals and their environments, and the ways in which communities can enhance individual and community well-being. What differentiates CAFC from other books is its breadth of focus, its comprehensive and evidence-based consideration of key concepts, its inclusion of social as well as physical infrastructure characteristics, and its intensive examination of models of community change for fostering aging-friendliness. It presents a conceptually and empirically-based model of aging-friendliness, identifies environmental modifications that could enhance individual and community well-being, outlines a typology of community change approaches, and considers the potential efficacy of those approaches. This book identifies practical implications for policies, programs, and knowledge development designed to help communities become more aging-friendly.

Robert N Butler Md

Author : Andy Achenbaum
ISBN : 9780231535328
Genre : Social Science
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Robert Neil Butler (1927–2010) was a scholar, psychiatrist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who revolutionized the way the world thinks about aging. One of the first psychiatrists to engage with older men and women outside of institutional settings, Butler coined the term “ageism” to draw attention to discrimination against older adults and spent a lifetime working to improve their status, medical treatment, and care. Early in his career, Butler seized on the positive features of late-life development—aspects he documented in his pathbreaking research on “healthy aging” at the National Institutes of Health and in private practice. He set the nation’s age-based health care agenda and research priorities as founding director of the National Institute on Aging (1976–1982) and by creating the first interprofessional, interdisciplinary department of geriatrics at New York City’s Mt. Sinai Hospital. In the final two decades of his career, Butler forged a global alliance of scientists, educators, practitioners, politicians, journalists, and advocates through the International Longevity Center. A scholar who knew Butler personally and professionally, Andy Achenbaum follows his significant contribution to the concept of healthy aging and the notion that aging is not synonymous with physical and mental decline. Emphasizing the phenomenally progressive aspects of his approach and insight, Achenbaum affirms the ongoing relevance of Butler’s work to gerontology, geriatrics, medicine, social work, and other related fields.

Foundations Of Social Work Practice In The Field Of Aging

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105124095360
Genre : Social Science
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The aging of societies is a global phenomenon. In the United States alone, the life expectancy for both men and women will continue to increase over the next few decades and with that a population explosion of older adults. The dramatic increase in the number and diversity of older adults elevates the visibility of gerontological matters. As a result, social work practice is becoming more multigenerational, thereby demanding social workers, regardless of their professional endeavors, to be equipped with the most innovative theories and practices to serve older adults and their families. This comprehensive text spans the new knowledge and skills required in direct practice areas, group work, and macro practice. It also outlines the Geriatric Social Work Competencies, as developed by social work educators, necessary to serve the older adult population and suggests how these competencies can be integrated into foundation curriculum. Social work educators, students, practitioners, administrators, and policymakers will find updated, useful information in this text regarding * assessment tools * cultural influences * evidence-based practices * intervention techniques * theoretical examples. "Individuals are living longer and healthier lives in part because of the extraordinary growth of biomedical knowledge and public health initiatives. The confluence of the rapid and large increase of the older population and the exponential increase in the dissemination of knowledge create an imperative for social workers to employ the most recent knowledge in their practice with people living increasingly long lives." -- JoAnn Damron-Rodriguez Department of Social Welfare University of California, Los Angeles

Sustainability Of Community Initiatives That Address Aging Issues

Author : Joan L. Ilardo
ISBN : MSU:31293030630945
Genre : Aging
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The Baby Boom

Author : Cheryl Russell
ISBN : 1885070225
Genre : Social Science
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Kinship And Cohort In An Aging Society

Author : Merril Silverstein
ISBN : 9781421408941
Genre : Medical
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Kinship and Cohort in an Aging Society brings together scholars whose common link is their intellectual intersection with the work of Vern Bengtson, an esteemed family sociologist whose accomplishments include foundational theoretical contributions to the study of families and intergenerational relations as well as the development of the widely used Longitudinal Study of Generations data set. The study began in 1971 and is the basis for Bengtson’s highly influential concept and measurement model, the intergenerational solidarity-conflict paradigm. This book serves as an excellent compendium of original research that examines how Bengtson’s solidarity model, a theory that informs nearly all intergenerational and gerontology sociology work performed today, continues to be relevant to scholars and practitioners. Written by internationally recognized scholars, the book’s fifteen chapters are mapped to five major thematic areas to which Bengtson’s research contributed: family connections; grandparents in a changing demographic landscape; generations and cohorts (micro-macro dialectics); religion and families in the context of continuity, change, and conflict; and global cross-national and cross-ethnic concerns. Key strengths of the book include the diversity of foci and data sources and the strong attention given to global and international issues. Kinship and Cohort in an Aging Society will appeal to scholars working in sociology, psychology, gerontology, family studies, and social work.

Generation X

Author : Susan Mitchell
ISBN : 1885070365
Genre : Social Science
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The Developing Person Through The Life Span

Author : Kathleen Stassen Berger
ISBN : 9781464100192
Genre : Psychology
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Edition after edition Kathleen Stassen Berger’s perennial bestseller, The Developing Person Through the Life Span, re-establishes itself as the most authoritative, engaging, and teachable textbook available for the life span course. The new edition is no exception. As always, Berger’s narrative style and emphasis on diversity and universal themes speak directly to students. The book’s thoroughly updated coverage makes the latest scientific and theoretical developments about the brain, genetics, and cultural diversity accessible and meaningful. And powerful media tools such as DevelopmentPortal, the interactive e-Book, and the Video Tool Kit for Human Development give students realistic observational experience to further enhance their study. Watch a video interview with Kathleen Berger at www.worthpublishers.com/bergerls8epreview.

Loose Leaf Version For Invitation To The Life Span Canadian Edition

Author : Kathleen Stassen Berger
ISBN : 9781464157318
Genre : Psychology
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Kathleen Berger's Invitation to the Life Span is widely acclaimed for covering the breadth of the life span in single term (is just 15 concise chapters). Now, Berger and Susan Chuang have adapted Invitation for a Canadian audience.

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