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Aging our way : lessons for living from 85 and beyond

Author: Meika Loe
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aging Our Way follows the everyday lives of 30 elders (ages 85-102) living at home and mostly alone, to understand how they create and maintain meaningful lives for themselves. Meika Loe explores how the very old navigate the practical challenges of living as independently as possible while staying healthy, connected, and comfortable--Book jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Personal Narratives
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Loe, Meika, 1973-
Aging our way.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011008731
(OCoLC)777139361
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Meika Loe
ISBN: 0199798001 9780199798001
OCLC Number: 759911219
Description: 1 online resource (327 pages)
Contents: Lesson 1) Continue to do what you did --
Lesson 2) (Re) design your living space --
Lesson 3) Live in moderation --
Lesson 4) Take time for self --
Lesson 5) Ask for help; mobilize resources --
Lesson 6) Connect with peers --
Lesson 7) Resort to tomfoolery --
Lesson 8) Care for others --
Lesson 9) Reach out to family --
Lesson 10) Get intergenerational; redefine family --
Lesson 11) Insist on hugs --
Lesson 12) Be adaptable --
Lesson 13) Accept and prepare for death.
Responsibility: Meika Loe.

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Elders 85 years and older are the fastest growing segment of the population in the U.S. and in many other countries. Aging Our Way examines how the very old navigate the challenges of loneliness,  Read more...

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