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A Journey Called Aging: Challenges and Opportunities in Older Adulthood
     

A Journey Called Aging: Challenges and Opportunities in Older Adulthood

by James C. Fisher
 

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A Journey Called Aging presents an insightful exploration of the years between the entry into older adulthood and death. This text examines the significant changes and major landmarks of older persons between 60 and 90. Grounded by a developmental framework based on empirical research, this book presents a new way of looking at older adulthood, describing the

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A Journey Called Aging presents an insightful exploration of the years between the entry into older adulthood and death. This text examines the significant changes and major landmarks of older persons between 60 and 90. Grounded by a developmental framework based on empirical research, this book presents a new way of looking at older adulthood, describing the older adult years in intensely human terms through both anecdotes and research-based findings to engage the reader as both guide and traveler.

Using a series of sequential stages as a framework, A Journey Called Aging discusses the experiences of older adults addressing the challenges and opportunities presented at each stage. This clear analysis can be used as a guide to help persons plan their own odyssey through the older years.

Topics in A Journey Called Aging include:

  • research and results of the study
  • entering older adulthood
  • the long stable stage of Extended Middle Age
  • Early Transition
  • Older Adult Lifestyle
  • Later Transition
  • the stable stage near the end of life
  • the final transition


A Journey Called Aging is crucial reading for professionals who work with older adults, including pastors, attorneys, facilities managers, and program directors; gerontology educators and students; and older adults themselves, their families, and those who care for and about them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136805639
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
276
File size:
2 MB

What People are Saying About This

Harry R. Moody
AN INSPIRING AND SOLIDLY RESEARCHED CONTRIBUTION to the literature on spiritual dimensions of later life. Wonderful guidance for the journey called aging.(Harry R. Moody, PhD, Director of Academic Affairs, AARP)
Mary Alice Wolf
THIS CONCISE AND WELL-WRITTEN overview of aging illuminates the strengths and resiliency of elders who lead interesting and interdependent lives despite losses and challenges. . . . Important as an educational text for professionals, families, caregivers, and older persons themselves. IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS FOR THE JOURNEY CALLED AGING, THIS IS THE GUIDEBOOK YOU MUST CONSULT. (Mary Alice Wolf, EdD, Book Review Editor, Educational Gerontology; Director, Institute in Gerontology, Professor of Gerontology, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT)

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