Senior Citizenship?

Retirement, Migration and Welfare in the European Union

Author: Ackers, Louise,Dwyer, Peter

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861342645

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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Debates about citizenship in Europe are increasingly topical as the EU expands. This book charts the development of mobility and welfare rights for retired people moving or returning home under the Free Movement of Persons provisions. It raises important issues around the future of social citizenship in an increasingly global and mobile world.

A Senior Citizen Tells a True Story

Author: Robert L. Mason

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449038573

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 7233

This is a non-fiction true story that I tell about some good and some bad parts of my lifetime experiences. You should find the good things to be enjoyable reading, and become intrigued by the documented lengthy bad encounter with the court system after I retired. What was happening was unbelievable. It's about my four year encounter with the California Judicial System over a minor traffic infraction, without a lawyer. You should be shocked to learn what can and does happen in court. The courts applied a double standard that negated the rule of law for equal rights. I spent hundreds of dollars fighting for equal justice and the price of the book is well worth it. Now, the same can happened to anyone at any time, thus you can be on the alert by my true story encounters.

How Policies Make Citizens

Senior Political Activism and the American Welfare State

Author: Andrea Louise Campbell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400841313

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6666

Some groups participate in politics more than others. Why? And does it matter for policy outcomes? In this richly detailed and fluidly written book, Andrea Campbell argues that democratic participation and public policy powerfully reinforce each other. Through a case study of senior citizens in the United States and their political activity around Social Security, she shows how highly participatory groups get their policy preferences fulfilled, and how public policy itself helps create political inequality. Using a wealth of unique survey and historical data, Campbell shows how the development of Social Security helped transform seniors from the most beleaguered to the most politically active age group. Thus empowered, seniors actively defend their programs from proposed threats, shaping policy outcomes. The participatory effects are strongest for low-income seniors, who are most dependent on Social Security. The program thus reduces political inequality within the senior population--a laudable effect--while increasing inequality between seniors and younger citizens. A brief look across policies shows that program effects are not always positive. Welfare recipients are even less participatory than their modest socioeconomic backgrounds would imply, because of the demeaning and disenfranchising process of proving eligibility. Campbell concludes that program design profoundly shapes the nature of democratic citizenship. And proposed policies--such as Social Security privatization--must be evaluated for both their economic and political effects, because the very quality of democratic government is influenced by the kinds of policies it chooses.

Funny Side Up

Senior Citizen Scenarios

Author: S. L. Varnado

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450295126

Category: Humor

Page: 140

View: 6240

Aging is a serious business that combines memory lapses with cholesterol counts and fixed incomes. In Funny Side Up, a former columnist for the Mobile Press Register shares a collection of unabashed, unapologetic short stories that provide an amusing glimpse into the whirlwind life and opinions of a typical senior citizen living in the twenty-first century. Through exaggerated satire, Varnado offers a variety of tales with a potpourri of characters and events that detail the yearly visit of a cigar-smoking guardian angel whose unrealistic optimism drives him insane; a wife’s heroic campaign against the machinations of the banking industry; and an encounter with Rasputin Bloodworthy, car dealer extraordinaire. All this combined with an investigation into the political correctness of Santa Claus, a cholesterholic who has a sudden urge for a candy bar, and three stooges who want nothing more than to cap the BP oil spill makes for an unforgettable look into the bizarre entities that accompany the cockamamie journey into senior citizenship. Funny Side Up mixes nostalgia with a giant dose of humor as a senior citizen shares a hilarious tales of learning to survive in a modern world.

Dressing Room

Author: Abhishek Dubey

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.

ISBN: 9788184191912

Category: Cricket

Page: 172

View: 3155

Personal experience of freelance journalist from Jharkhand, India.

Music for Life

Music Participation and Quality of Life of Senior Citizens

Author: C. Victor Fung,Lisa J. Lehmberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199371709

Category: Music

Page: 320

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Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life of Senior Citizens presents a fresh, new exploration of the impact of musical experiences on the quality of life of senior citizens, and charts a new direction in the facilitation of the musical lives of people of all ages. Authors Fung and Lehmberg clearly define the issues surrounding music education, music participation, quality of life, and senior citizens, discussing the most relevant research from the fields of music education, adult learning, lifelong learning, gerontology, medicine, music therapy, and interdisciplinary studies. At the heart of the book is Evergreen Town, a retirement community in the southeastern U.S.A., that serves as the backdrop for three original research studies. The first of these is in two phases, a survey and a focus group interview, that examines the histories and rationales for the music participations and non-participations of community residents. The second and third case studies take an in-depth look at a church choir and a bluegrass group, two prominent musical groups in the community, and include the perspectives of the authors themselves as group members and participant-observers. Fung and Lehmberg conclude with a challenge for the profession of music education: to act on this research and on the current advances in the field, to enable all people to benefit from the richness of music as a substantial contributor to quality of life.

Senior Citizen

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Older people

Page: N.A

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Services for Senior Citizens

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Federal, State, and Community Services of the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, Eighty-eighth Congress, Second Session, January 16, 1964

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Federal, State, and Community Services

Publisher: N.A


Category: Older people

Page: N.A

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Mediated Citizenship

Author: Karin Wahl-Jorgensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317969650

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 5765

Previously published as a special issue of Social Semiotics, this book grapples with such questions as: What does it mean to be a citizen in contemporary societies? What role do mass media play in the making of citizenship? Drawing on ground-breaking work from scholars around the world known for their contributions to the study of media and politics, this volume covers a range of practices of mediated citizenship, with chapters studying the mourning after the deaths of Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh in the Netherlands and notions of authenticity in letters written to British Conservative politician Boris Johnson. The authors explore discourses of nationalism in the English and Scottish Press, and examine struggles over definitions of the public in Australian public service broadcasting and the US Medicare debate. Emerging possibilities for mediated citizenship are assessed in three studies of online activism and participation in the US and China. The book builds on conventional understandings of citizenship and the public sphere, calling attention to the need for understanding affective attachments to politics. Finally, it demonstrates that we cannot fully understand citizenship without looking at the concrete workings of power in and through mediated discourse.

Senior Citizens

Perspective for the New Millennium

Author: Sneh Lata Tandon

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aged

Page: 210

View: 3335

National Policy on Older Persons formulated by the Government of India aims at their wellbeing by strengthening legitimate place for them in the society so that during the last phase of their life they could live with purpose, dignity, and peace. The old in India face deprivations on many counts - economic, emotional, and of course health. With the breakdown of the joint family system and disintegrating traditional care systems the old have become even more vulnerable. A low birth rate, with a corresponding rise in life expectancy, has lead to a situation where the numbers of care seekers outnumber the caregivers. This places an immense stress on social relationships. Unless the old are given meaningful roles in society, they will experience a vacuum. The responsibility for caring of the aged in the new millennium will have to be borne jointly by the young wage earners and the government. Unless measures are taken quickly very few of the old will be proud of living longer. The elderly crave for respect, love, affection and attention. A positive way to look at the elderly is to consider them as a human resource full of experience and skills and not as a liability. These should be meaningfully utilised by offering them second career options.

Senior citizens' media research project

final report

Author: United Church of Canada. Toronto Area Presbytery. Communications Committee,Angus C Taylor

Publisher: N.A


Category: Communication

Page: 35

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Senior Citizens in the 1980's

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Human Services of the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, Second Session, Jan. 7, 1980, Pomona, Calif., and Jan. 9, 1980, Stockton, Calif

Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Human Services

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aged

Page: 159

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Senior citizen higher education opportunity act

hearing before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session, on H.R. 3542 ... hearing held in New York, N.Y., June 11, 1977

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aged

Page: 101

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