Aging Comes of Age

Aging Comes of Age

Thomas Robb , Pastor , Culver City Presbyterian Church , Culver City , California Aging Comes of Age Older People Finding Themselves Frank Hutchison Older people today are starting new businesses , returning to universities , becoming ...

Author: Frank Hutchison

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664251889

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Offers encouragement to the elderly, exploring the potential within and opportunities available to healthy senior citizens
Categories: Religion

Critical Gerontology Comes of Age

Critical Gerontology Comes of Age

Grounded in innovative research and case studies, this volume reflects multiple perspectives and is accessible to lay readers, advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and professionals in many fields.

Author: Chris Wellin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351806459

Category: Psychology

Page: 246

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Critical Gerontology Comes of Age reflects on how baby boomers, caretakers, and health professionals are perceiving and adapting to historical, social, political, and cultural changes that call into question prior assumptions about aging and life progression. Through an exploration of earlier and later-life stages and the dynamic changes in intergenerational relations, chapter authors reexamine the research, methods, and scope of critical gerontology, a multidisciplinary field that speaks to the experiences of life in the 21st century. Topics include Medicare, privatization of home care, incarceration, outreach to LGTBQ elders, migration, and chronic illness. Grounded in innovative research and case studies, this volume reflects multiple perspectives and is accessible to lay readers, advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and professionals in many fields.
Categories: Psychology

Coming of Age in Films

Coming of Age in Films

The story of films is the story of human development. From the very first story that defined the birth of our civilization—the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, a story of immortality, aging and death—comes a tale of why we age.

Author: Mario Garrett

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527528369

Category: Art

Page: 288

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The story of films is the story of human development. From the very first story that defined the birth of our civilization—the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, a story of immortality, aging and death—comes a tale of why we age. We are a species of storytellers. The stories we tell to each other define who we are. However, since we are living in a world marked by age apartheid, our interaction with people across different generations is becoming more limited. As a result, the information we gain about older people comes mostly from secondary sources. For the general public, films remain the most accessible form of information regarding getting older. From the early exposure of cartoons to more elaborate dramas, our knowledge of what it means to become old relies on our exposure to films. This volume provides insight into how accurate these representations are in line with current knowledge that we have about aging and older adults. Arguing that films present a simplified view of aging, this analysis relies on scientific evidence to explore why and how such stereotypes affect us. Stereotypes have the ability of being internalized and becoming prescriptive of our behavior. Numerous studies have attempted different ways of understanding the impact films have on aging. Theories as seemingly disparate as feminism and disability have contributed to our understanding of how stereotypes influence our aging process. This text builds upon this knowledge and provides new insights by applying current gerontological knowledge—the science of aging—to unpack and analyze the images of aging that films are providing. By readdressing this focus on gerontological theories—as diverse as biology and psychology—the book readdresses an overlooked approach.
Categories: Art

From the Cradle to the Grave

From the Cradle to the Grave

Includes essays on every age in the life cycle beginning with childhood as well as biographical headnotes about each writer, discussion questions, and writing assignments.

Author: Janet Marting

Publisher: National Textbook Company

ISBN: 0844253057

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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Includes essays on every age in the life cycle beginning with childhood as well as biographical headnotes about each writer, discussion questions, and writing assignments.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Coming of Age

Coming of Age

Author: Michael Youle

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:790289915

Category:

Page: 129

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Aging in America

Aging in America

Marc Freedman, “Coming of Age,” American Prospect, November 23, 1999, 66. 40. Robert N. Butler, “Older Astronauts: Next Giant Leap for Mankind,” Geriatrics, April 1997, 14. 41. Joseph P. Shapiro, “John Glenn's Mixed Message on Aging,” ...

Author: Lawrence R. Samuel

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812248838

Category: History

Page: 208

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Aging in America traces the story of aging over the course of the last half century, demonstrating our culture's negative attitudes toward a natural and inevitable human process and offering a deep understanding of the subject's past in order to help anticipate its future.
Categories: History

Coming to Age

Coming to Age

We speak of "growing old." And indeed, as we too often forget, aging is growing, growing into a new stage of life, one that can be a fulfillment of all that has come before. To everything there is a season. Poetry speaks to them all.

Author: Carolyn Hopley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316424929

Category: Poetry

Page: 272

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This exquisitely giftable anthology of poems about age and aging reveals the wisdom of trailblazing writers who found power and growth later in life. At eighty-two, the novelist Penelope Lively wrote: "Our experience is one unknown to most of humanity, over time. We are the pioneers." Coming to Age is a collection of dispatches from the great poet-pioneers who have been fortunate enough to live into their later years. Those later years can be many things: a time of harvesting, of gathering together the various strands of the past and weaving them into a rich fabric. They can also be a new beginning, an exploration of the unknown. We speak of "growing old." And indeed, as we too often forget, aging is growing, growing into a new stage of life, one that can be a fulfillment of all that has come before. To everything there is a season. Poetry speaks to them all. Just as we read newspapers for news of the world, we read poetry for news of ourselves. Poets, particularly those who have lived and written into old age, have much to tell us. Bringing together a range of voices both present and past, from Emily Dickinson and W. H. Auden to Louise Gluck and Li-Young Lee, Coming to Age reveals new truths, offers spiritual sustenance, and reminds us of what we already know but may have forgotten, illuminating the profound beauty and significance of commonplace moments that become more precious and radiant as we grow older.
Categories: Poetry

Come of Age

Come of Age

Come of Age does not offer tips on how to be a better senior citizen or how to be kinder to our elders.

Author: Stephen Jenkinson

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781623172091

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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In his landmark provocative style, Stephen Jenkinson makes the case that we must birth a new generation of elders, one poised and willing to be true stewards of the planet and its species. Come of Age does not offer tips on how to be a better senior citizen or how to be kinder to our elders. Rather, with lyrical prose and incisive insight, Stephen Jenkinson explores the great paradox of elderhood in North America: how we are awash in the aged and yet somehow lacking in wisdom; how we relegate senior citizens to the corner of the house while simultaneously heralding them as sage elders simply by virtue of their age. Our own unreconciled relationship with what it means to be an elder has yielded a culture nearly bereft of them. Meanwhile, the planet boils, and the younger generation boils with anger over being left an environment and sociopolitical landscape deeply scarred and broken. Taking on the sacred cow of the family, Jenkinson argues that elderhood is a function rather than an identity—it is not a position earned simply by the number of years on the planet or the title “parent” or “grandparent.” As with his seminal book Die Wise, Jenkinson interweaves rich personal stories with iconoclastic observations that will leave readers radically rethinking their concept of what it takes to be an elder and the risks of doing otherwise. Part critique, part call to action, Come of Age is a love song inviting us—imploring us—to elderhood in this time of trouble. That time is now. We’re an hour before dawn, and first light will show the carnage, or the courage, we bequeath to the generations to come.
Categories: Social Science