The Big Move: Life Between the Turning Points (Paperback)

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The Big Move: Life Between the Turning Points (Paperback)


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When her husband's ill health forces them to move into an assisted living facility, Anne M. Wyatt-Brown suddenly finds herself surrounded by elderly residents. In this lively and provocative collection, other distinguished gerontologists reflect on Anne's moving account of her transition to becoming a member of a vibrant and sociable community that offers care-giving support, while encouraging her to pursue her own interests, including exercising, reviewing articles for scholarly journals, serving on committees, and singing. By redefining notions of care and community, undoing the stigmas of aging, and valuing the psychological factors involved in accepting assistance, this volume provides a bold new framework for thinking about aging, continuing care, making the big move to a retirement community, and living with vitality in the new environment.

Anne M. Wyatt-Brown is Emeritus Associate Professor in the Program in Linguistics, University of Florida. Ruth Ray Karpen is Professor Emeritus in the College of Liberal Arts at Wayne State University in Detroit. Helen Q. Kivnick, Ph.D., L.P. is Professor of Social Work at the University of Minnesota.Margaret Morganroth Gullette is an internationally known age critic, nonfiction writer, and essayist.

Product Details ISBN: 9780253020642
ISBN-10: 0253020646
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: March 7th, 2016
Pages: 118
Language: English