Shelved: A Memoir of Aging in America

Shelved: A Memoir of Aging in America


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557537898
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2017
Pages: 186
Sales rank: 636,508
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Susan Matthews Petrovski has a B.A. degree from Lawerence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, and an M.A. in secondary/adult education from the the University of Colorado. She is a retired teacher of high school history and government. She does volunteer work for her local Rocky Mountian Chapter of Alzheimer's Association. In addition to a regular position on the helpline, she also assists an early stage support group and a strategy group at the association. Petrovski's mother died of the effects of Alzheimer's, as did her mother-in-law. She and her husband were the primary caregivers for her mother.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xiii

1 An Unexpected Page of Life 1

2 Sideswiped by Age 12

3 Choosing Our Tomorrow 26

4 Turning the Page 48

5 A Society of Strangers 58

6 There Is Life after Sixty-Five, for God's Sake! 72

7 Reflecting on the Mountain 93

8 The Employment of Being Old 123

9 Last Times, Last Thoughts 151

Notes 167

Bibliography 175

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