Tools for Professionals Who Work With Seniors


Bookshelf - Politics & Social Sciences

What's Worth Knowing

Wendy Lustbader

Colorful and enlightening vignettes about life by everyday people in their seventies, eighties, and nineties.

Social Forces and Aging

Robert C. Atchley

Covering the physical problems, inner experiences, and instrumental needs of the aging, the text examines aging on both an individual and societal level.

Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life

Dr. Bill Thomas

Dr. Thomas is at the forefront of a strong nationwide movement to reframe “life after adulthood” as an exciting stage of human growth and development. In Second Wind, he explores the dreams and disappointments, the struggles and triumphs of a generation of 78 million people who once said they would never grow old and never trust anyone over thirty.

Learning to Be Old: Gender, Culture, and Aging

Margaret Cruikshank

Margaret Cruikshank’s book questions social myths and fears about aging, sickness, and the other social roles of the elderly, the over-medicalization of many older people, and ageism. In this book, Cruikshank proposes alternatives to the ways aging is usually understood in both popular culture and mainstream gerontology.

Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age

Jo Ann Jenkins

We’ve all seen the ads on TV and in magazines-“50 is the new 30!” or “60 is the new 40!” A nice sentiment to be sure, but CEO of AARP Jo Ann Jenkins disagrees. 50 is 50, and she, for one, likes the look of it.

The Crown of Life Society

William Henry

Golden years? Career criminals and one-time opportunists are scheming to strip that gold from elderly people.

Abundance of Life: Human Development Policies for an Aging Society

Harry R. Moody

How to develop policies that will bring forth the resources and contributions that the elderly can make and also deal with the problems they impose.

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