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From first principles : an experiment in ageing /

by Hazan, Haim.

Publisher: Westport, CT Bergin & Garvey 1996Description: xiii, 177 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community and ageing : maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings /

by Evans, Simon.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2009Description: vi, 162 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Age of opportunity : transforming the lives of older people in poverty /

by Centre for Social Justice. Older Age Working Group.

Publisher: London, U.K. Centre for Social Justice 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A policy report by the Older Age Working Group Chaired by Sara McKee June 2011 Bibliography : pp. 149-153Summary: Life expectancy in Britain has increased dramatically over the last 80 years. This is an achievement that should be celebrated unequivocally as many older people have been able to realise the opportunities a longer life has afforded. Home ownership has reached unprecedented levels and civic participation is widespread. Yet there is another side of the coin. This review's interim report, The Forgotten Age, identified another group of older people in Britain for whom increased life expectancy has not yet afforded greater opportunities. With one in five pensioners living below the poverty line, we analysed the wide range of challenges facing older people in our most deprived communities: stubbornly high levels of social isolation, not helped by poor transport routes particularly in rural areas; the poor housing conditions in which many (and even many homeowners) live; the poor health from which many suffer; the lack of access to good, independent financial advice and a faltering social care system. We believe, however, that for this group later life does not have to be this way. We believe the challenges identified in The Forgotten Age are not insurmountable and that for these individuals later life can be the 'time of gifts' it is for so many others. Age of Opportunity focusses on reforms to bring about this change.Availability: (1)

A road map for European ageing research /

by Futurage Project.

Publisher: Sheffield, U.K. University of Sheffield 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Appendices pp. 89-106 Bibliography pp. 107-109 Index pp. 112-116Summary: This document contains the research agenda that will enable Europe to respond successfully to the unprecedented demographic challenges it faces. Its twin starting points are the high priority allocated to population ageing, by Member States and the European Union as a whole, and the fundamental importance of scientific research as the driver of innovations in public policy, in a wide range of clinical and other professional practices, and in the development of products and services. The combination of science and innovation will be the cornerstone of Europe's future success, both in terms of economic growth and the promotion of social quality for all citizens, and that equation lies at the heart of this Road Map.Availability: (1)

Ageing and the use of the internet : current engagement and future needs /

by Milligan, Christine | Nominet Trust | Passey, Don.

Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Nominet Trust 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Bibliography pp. 82-89Summary: Over the past five years the number of people online, aged 65 and over, has remained relatively static, with between 25% and 35% using the internet (Oxford Internet Institute Survey 2011). As new online services become available and more benefits of being digitally connected are highlighted, this figure presents a real challenge to those working with this demographic group as there seems to be little impact aggregated to a national scale. Yet the over-65 population describes a diverse group. There can be up to 40 years life experience between those in early old age and those in late old age; it can describe people in good health and poor health; those who are physically or socially isolated or those living with, or supported by families. As such, a diverse range of approaches need to be put in place if we are to support them to benefit from using the internet. Similarly, when the online/offline figure is broken down into smaller age groups or correlated with other socio-economic characteristics (such as housing status, educational attainment, income levels etc) a clearer picture of internet use and the mechanisms of support for novice and advanced users becomes apparent. This publication sets out the latest research into how the internet is, and can be, used to support those over 65 as well as highlighting the mechanisms, themes and social situations that best enable this group to benefit from the internet. By doing so, it sets out a number of ways in which we can look to develop new approaches to supporting people over the age of 65 to get online in a sustained and meaningful way.Availability: (1)

Social class in later life : power, identity and lifestyle /

by Formosa, Marvin (ed.) | Higgs, Paul (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2013Description: xvi, 190 p.Notes: Contents: Introduction / Marvin Formosa and Paul Higgs -- Social class structures and social mobility: the background context / Wendy Bottero -- Ageing and class in a globalised world / Chris Philipson -- Measuring social class in later life / Alexandra Lopes -- Social class, identity and later life / Martin Hyde and Ian Rees Jones -- Class, pensions and old age security / Elizangela Storelli and John Williamson -- Class and health inequality in later life / Ian Rees Jones and Paul Higgs -- Class, care and caring / Christina Victor -- Social work, class and later life / Patricia Hafford-Letchfield -- The changing significance of social class in later life / Marvin Formosa and Paul Higgs.Summary: Social Class in Later Life collects the latest research on class, culture, and aging, exploring the relationship between them and offering a critical guide to the ways in which age and class relations intersect with each other. Bringing together a range of international scholars, Marvin Formosa and Paul Higgs develop a sophisticated, analytical and empirical understanding of late-life class dynamics. It will be of interest to students and researchers examining the implications of global aging as well as scholars concerned with the development of a more critical and engaged gerontology.[Publisher]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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