The Senior Cohousing Handbook

Titre : The Senior Cohousing Handbook
Auteur : Charles Durrett
Éditeur : New Society Publishers
ISBN-13 : 9781550924138
Libération : 2013-10-18

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How to make your senior years healthy, safe, social, and stimulating.

Advertising in the Aging Society

Titre : Advertising in the Aging Society
Auteur : M. Prieler
Éditeur : Springer
ISBN-13 : 9781137586605
Libération : 2016-04-08

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Population aging is a powerful megatrend affecting many countries around the world. This demographic shift has vast effects on societies, economies and businesses, and thus also for the advertising industry. Advertising in the Aging Society presents insights from a large-scale content analysis as well as questionnaire surveys among advertising practitioners and consumers in Japan. As the most aged society in the world, Japan lends itself as particularly suitable to study the implications of population aging. This book shows that older people, and especially older women, are highly underrepresented in advertising and are generally portrayed in stereotypical, albeit not necessarily unfavorable ways. This is despite the fact that advertising practitioners have a generally positive view towards using older models, even though only for an older target audience. Finally the book explore how both younger and older consumers perceive the representation of older people in advertising as stereotypical and partly negative, and are willing to boycott companies portraying older people negatively.

A Song Just for Me

Titre : A Song Just for Me
Auteur : Mary Kiki Wilcox
Éditeur : Daniel & Daniel Publishers
ISBN-13 : 1564745562
Libération : 2014

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These stories are based on Mary Kiki Wilcox's 12 years of volunteer work in the health center of her senior community, where she takes recorded music, on a CD player, to the residents in the Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities. They listen together, as a group, in their weekly "Mostly Music” sessions, or individually, in their rooms. She has a wide selection of music to share, ranging from classical to popular standards and show tunes. Her listeners talk-about whatever comes, whatever moves them. What Mary sees in the faces of her neighbors as they listen to the music, and what they choose to talk about, touch her deeply. These people become her friends.

Last Child in the Woods

Titre : Last Child in the Woods
Auteur : Richard Louv
Éditeur : Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781848877498
Libération : 2013-07-04

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This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.

The Complete Adventures of Eric Trent Volume 1

Titre : The Complete Adventures of Eric Trent Volume 1
Auteur : Donald E. Keyhoe
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1618272829
Libération : 2016-12-01

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Donald E. Keyhoe returns to chronicle the super-spy sagas of the high-flying Eric Trent! Running for only 12 stories in the pages of Flying Aces, the series continued Keyhoe's tradition of fast-paced air war adventures, this time featuring a character who hasn't seen print since these stories' original publications! Volume 1 collects the first six stories from 1940-41: "Secret Flight Sixteen," "Death Flies Blind," "Junkers Juggernaut," "Swastika Scourge," "The Ace From Hell" and "Television Tracers."

The Sorrows of Young Werther

Titre : The Sorrows of Young Werther
Auteur : Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Éditeur : Oxford University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780199583027
Libération : 2012-05-10

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Drawing on his own unhappy experiences, Goethe's account of Werther's passionate love for Lotte, who is promised to another, is one of the first great Romantic tragic novels. David Constantine's new translation captures the novel's lyric intensity, and is accompanied by an introduction and notes that illuminate Goethe's achievement.

The Multiple Child

Titre : The Multiple Child
Auteur : Andrée Chedid
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 156279079X
Libération : 1995

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Omar-Jo is sent to Paris to live with relatives after his parents are killed in a car bombing in Lebanon, and he makes a new life for himself with a collection of misfits.

Why Can t Grandma Remember My Name

Titre : Why Can t Grandma Remember My Name
Auteur : Kent L. Karosen
Éditeur : Bookbaby
ISBN-13 : 1483572854
Libération : 2016-08-25

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"Explains Alzheimer's disease in a way for parents and families to share with a younger audience what is happening to Grandma or other loved ones afflicted by the disease."--Provided by publisher.

Coming Aphrodite

Titre : Coming Aphrodite
Auteur : Willa Cather
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 9781101498439
Libération : 1999-01-01

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Best known for the distinctive portraits of the people and land of the American West in her prairie novels, Willa Cather is one of the greatest American writers of this century. The fourteen short stories in this richly diverse collection, along with an exemplary introduction by author Cynthia Griffin Wolff, allow for a more complex view of Cather. As a writer she was intrigued by nature's ruthlessness and mankind's limitless potential for brutality and had a passion for the beauty of art. Ranging from the simplicity of Cather's first published story, "Peter" (1892), to the extraordinary eroticism of "Coming, Aphrodite!" (1920), this Twentieth-Century Classics collection is an engaging and triumphant testament to the genius of an American literary icon. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Alzheimer s from the Inside Out

Titre : Alzheimer s from the Inside Out
Auteur : Richard Taylor
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : PSU:000059189442
Libération : 2007

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Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease profoundly alters lives and creates endless uncertainty about the future. How does a person cope with such a life changing discovery? What are the hopes and fears of someone living with this disease? How does he want to be treated? How does he feel as the disease alters his brain, his relationships, and ultimately himself? The author provides illuminating responses to these and many other questions in this collection of provocative essays. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at age 61, the former psychologist courageously shares an account of his slow transformation and deterioration and the growing division between his world and the world of others. With poignant clarity, candor, and even occasional humor, more than 80 brief essays address difficult issues faced by those with Alzheimer's disease, including the loss of independence and personhood, unwanted personality shifts, communication difficulties, changes in relationships with loved ones and friends, the declining ability to perform familiar tasks. This exploration into the world of individuals with Alzheimer's disease is for anyone affected personally or professionally by the devastating disease. Individuals with early stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by his revealing words, gaining a better understanding of an unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it.