Aging Wisely: Wisdom of Our Elders

Silverman, I., & Siegel, E. B. (2017). Aging wisely: Wisdom of our elders. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Abstract: Aging Wisely…Wisdom of our Elders is a unique resource that reflects the ideas, opinions and experiences of a diverse group of senior citizens. Each story provides a unique perspective on the physical, emotional, and social aspects of growing old from those who have made the journey. Caring professionals, family and friends also come together to share their experiences working and caring for the aging population. There are also unique perspectives provided by faculty members and graduate students form the William James College of Psychology as well as a foreword by Stephen Colwell, Executive Director of NewBridge senior living community.

Each chapter presents an aspect of aging including a discussion of physical changes, emotional losses, financials, as well as what contributes to satisfaction and happiness in later years and what may assist older adults as they continue to age. Every personal story closes with “Reflections for the Readers”, a series of questions correlated to the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) Core Competencies.

Applicable Courses

This text is appropriate for anyone working or caring for the elderly as well as a valuable resource for undergraduate courses focused on:

• Retirement and Living Communities

• Psychology of Aging

• Aging and Society/Social Gerontology

• Long Term Care Administration

• Intro to Gerontology

*Also a valuable resource for residents and staff members of acute and non-acute care facilities.

Buy the book: Silverman, I., & Siegel, E. B. (2017). Aging wisely: Wisdom of our elders. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.



(Something interesting I found)Posted:May 01 2017, 12:00 AM by jlmatelski
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