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Author Wyatt-Brown, Anne M., 1939- author.

Title The Big Move : Life Between the Turning Points / Anne M. Wyatt-Brown, Ruth Ray Karpen, and Helen Q. Kivnick ; with an afterword by Margaret Morganroth Gullette.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Indiana University Press, [2016]


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Summary "A fascinating attempt to marry personal experience with academic analysis to help us all reconceive of one option for later-life living." -- The Huffington Post 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. "We have very few accounts of gerontologists who have grown old, and never before a memoir by a gerontologist who moved into a long-term care facility. This book is not only a first, but is a remarkable and riveting account of challenges all of us must contemplate... memorable and compelling." -- Rick Moody, retired Vice President for Academic Affairs, AARP "Readers will be drawn to this book for its clarity and candidness. It will appeal to people of all ages, but especially to the large cohort of readers aging into later life and facing important choices about their own care and that of their partners." -- Barbara Frey Waxman, author of To Live in the Center of the Moment"-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Wyatt-Brown, Anne M., 1939-
Life care communities -- Maryland.
Retirement communities -- Maryland.
Older people -- Maryland -- Social conditions.
Older people -- Care -- Maryland.
Caregivers -- Maryland.
Life change events -- Maryland.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Ray, Ruth E., 1954- author.
Kivnick, Helen Q., author.
ISBN 9780253020734
Standard No. 9780253020734
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