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.

Funny Side Up

Senior Citizen Scenarios

Author: S. L. Varnado

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450295126

Category: Humor

Page: 140

View: 2147

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.

The Senior Citizens' Survival Guide

Beyond the New Millennium

Author: Bob Feigel,Malcolm Walker

Publisher: CCC Publishing

ISBN: 9781576440834

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 9814

Covers every topic imaginable on getting older, not gracefully, but successfully. Includes tips such as staying healthy while you're falling apart, glamour hints for geriatrics, senility as a con, creative ways to get free lunches, and hundreds more!

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: 4480

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.

Hi, senior citizens

Author: Ralph W McPhee

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 57

View: 1817


A Senior Citizen Tells a True Story

Author: Robert L. Mason

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449038573

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 6351

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.

Dressing Room

Author: Abhishek Dubey

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.

ISBN: 9788184191912

Category: Cricket

Page: 172

View: 4532

Personal experience of freelance journalist from Jharkhand, India.

User-Centered Interaction Paradigms for Universal Access in the Information Society

8th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All, Vienna, Austria, June 28-29, 2004. Revised Selected Papers

Author: Christian Stary,Constantine Stephanidis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354023375X

Category: Computers

Page: 488

View: 686

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All focusing on User-Centered Interaction Paradigms for Universal Access in the Information Society, held in Vienna, Austria in June 2004. The 42 revised full papers presented were carefully evaluated and selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers are organized in topical sections on implementing user diversity; adaptation and personalization; accessibility and usability of interactive applications and e-services; universal access and design for all - guidelines, standards, and practices; and novel interaction techniques, devices and metaphors.

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

View: 7109

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

View: 7539


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

View: 5561


Ohio's Senior Citizens

A Report to Governor Michael V. DiSalle, August 1960

Author: Ohio. Governor's Commission on Aging

Publisher: N.A


Category: Older people

Page: 192

View: 2601


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 ...

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

Publisher: N.A


Category: Older people

Page: N.A

View: 695


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

View: 4071