Health Resources

Website
Resource:
Administration on Aging
Notes:
Offers a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.
Book
Author/Presenter:
Autry, James
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Resource:
Spirit of Retirement: Creating a Life of Meaning and Personal Growth, The
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Publisher:
Roseville, CA: Prima Publishing, 2002
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Notes:
Offers insights into how to create a fulfilling path of meaningful endeavors, healthful reflections, and positive outlooks that will help make one's retirement years the most treasured

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/49926736
Book
Author/Presenter:
Bortz, Walter M
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Resource:
Living Longer for Dummies
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Hungry Minds, 2001
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Notes:
Explains the aging process, and suggests ways to eat healthy, cope with diseases and medical emergenices, and maintain physical and psychological well-being in order to increase longevity

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/46795280
Book
Author/Presenter:
Bortz, Walter M
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Resource:
We Live Too Short and Die Too Long: How to Achieve and Enjoy Your Natural 100-Year-Plus Life Span
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Select Books Inc, 2008
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Notes:
Challenges the assumptions about how we age, and discusses how we are physiologically designed to live 100+ years. Explores how the 'wear and tear' of age is not really age at all but the result of mental disuse and sedentary lifestyles

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/209790691
Book
Author/Presenter:
Bortz, William M
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Resource:
Dare to Be 100
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1996
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Notes:
Offers a prescription for achieving longevity and preserving quality of life. Explains how and why we should all strive to be centenarians

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/34150473
Book
Author/Presenter:
Bronfman, Edgar and Whitney, Catherine
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Resource:
Third Act: Reinventing Yourself after Retirement, The
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Publisher:
New York, NY: G.P. Putnam, 2002
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Notes:
Presents practical advice from notable leaders including Walter Cronkite, Jimmy Carter, Katharine Graham, Kitty Carlisle Hart and others about enjoying life after retirement. Suggestions include volunteering to expand one's horizons, exercising for longevity, nurturing close family relationships for inspiration, and more

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/49936061
Book
Author/Presenter:
Butler, Robert N
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Resource:
Why Survive?: Being Old in America
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Publisher:
Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002
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Notes:
Questions the value of long life for its own sake, with modern medicine ironically creating a huge group of people for whom survival is possible but satisfaction in living elusive. Proposes sweeping policy reforms to redefine and restructure the institutions responsible for 'the tragedy of old age' in America

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/51833940
Book
Author/Presenter:
Cohen, Gene
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Resource:
Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain, The
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Basic Books, 2005
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Notes:
Contrary to the long-held belief that our brain power inevitably declines as we age, The Mature Mind argues that there are actually positive changes taking place in our minds, which continue to grow and flourish well into the second half of life

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/61278455
Book
Author/Presenter:
Coles, Robert
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Resource:
Old and on Their Own
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Publisher:
New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1999
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Notes:
A collection of interviews with men and women from 75 to nearly 100 years old that provide insights into the challenges of aging, and the often darker aspects of watching a life wind down

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/228290519
Book
Author/Presenter:
Crowley, Chris and Lodge, Henry
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Resource:
Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit and Sexy...Until You're 80 and Beyond
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Workman Publishing, 2007
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Notes:
Explains how adults over the age of fifty can turn back their biological clocks to live stronger, healthier, injury-free, and more alert lives

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/144226995

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