The Truth About Growing Old(er) in America -

The Truth About Growing Old(er) in America

By Clayre Breslin-Heaslip



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Clayre Breslin-Heaslip brings facts mixed with compassion in this well-documented book about the aging of America that is now taking place and explores questions such as: Are older adults in America receiving inferior and inadequate medical care? Are they the recipients of ageistic attitudes... demeaned, disrespected and often ridiculed? Are they lonely, ignored by the churches they helped build, and are the divorce laws creating increased poverty for this booming generation? She provocatively explores how greed and fraud and the escalating government bureaucracy negatively impact many of the programs and services that were designed to benefit older adults, and calls upon the Baby Boomers to return to the activism of past generations... re-establish community, teach the younger generations how the diversity in the older population can enrich our lives. Ms. Breslin-Heaslip does not speculate about these issues, but provides the reader with case studies and facts obtained from years as a geriatric psychotherapist and University professor teaching "Aging Social Policy." She believes that American's must return to a place of respect and kindness to care for this burgeoning population and that the integrity of any country is evidenced by how their older population is esteemed. She states, "Aging is not a disease, and sick-old is not one word. The extent to which all individuals in our great American society encourage its older citizens to participate in the mainstream of life is one of the measures of the way a society measures its morality."

Product code: 9781543952940

ISBN 9781543952940
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H228xW6xS152
No. Of Pages 170
Publisher BookBaby