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TitlePreparation for Aging [electronic resource] / edited by Eino Heikkinen, Jorma Kuusinen, Isto Ruoppila
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1995
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Descript IX, 296 p. online resource


''Full of valuable definitions, descriptions, discussion and succinct summaries....the volume forms an interesting, up-to-date reservoir of information on 'preparation for aging'. As a source of specific insights and alternative perspectives it is a welcome addition to the literature.'' -Aging and Society


Life Long Learning and Retirement -- 1. Meaning and Late Life Learning -- 2. The Third Age and the Disappearance of Old Age -- 3. Life after Work: Lines, Boundaries, and Spaces -- 4. Emergent Challenges for Universities of the Third Age -- 5. Retirement: A Truncated Rite of Passage -- 6. The Role of a Preparation for Retirement in the Improvement of the Quality of Life for Elderly People -- 7. In Search of the Meaning of Education: The Case of Educational Generations in Finland -- 8. Lifelong Learning Experiences from Norway -- 9. If I Had My Life to Live over Againโ{128}ฆ -- Health and Quality of Life -- 10. The New Public Health Approach to Improving Physical Activity and Autonomy in Older Populations -- 11. Healthy Aging: Utopia or a Realistic Target? -- 12. Adding Life to Years! Promoting Quality of Life in an Aging Europe -- 13. Health Related Quality of Life as an Outcome Measure for Health Care of Elderly People: The Emperor's New Clothes -- 14. Health-Related Quality of Life in Old Age: How to Define It, How to Study? -- 15. Health Related Quality of Life in Old Age: International Approach in Developing the LEIPAD Questionnaire -- 16. Disability and Quality of Life in Old Age -- 17. Research and the Promotion of Quality of Life in Older Persons in the Netherlands -- 18. Does Work Stress Enhance the Rate of Aging? -- Gender, Generation and Aging -- 19. Interrelations between Generations in Historical Perspective -- 20. Gender and Aging -- 21. Gender, Aging, and Quality of Life -- 22. Collectivism, Individualism and Grandchild-Grandparent Relations -- 23. Mid-Life: Opening Remarks on Prevention -- 24. Life-Style and Its Determinants in Two Cohorts in the Elderly -- Pension Systems and Attitudes to Retirement -- 25. Psychological Issues of Aging and Work -- 26. A New Concept for Productive Aging at Work -- 27. What If the Disability Pension Application Is Denied? -- 28. How Will Finnish Pensions Be Working in the Future? -- 29. Life Situation as a Factor Explaining Retirement -- 30. The Process of Early Retirement among the 55-Year Old Finnish Urban Population -- Programs for Successful Retirement -- 31. Educating Health Professionals in Gerontology: A Canadian Perspective -- 32. Preparation for Agingโ{128}{148}the Role of the UTAsโ{128}{148}Ten Reports -- 33. Preparing for Retirementโ{128}{148}Good Housing in Old Age? A Review of the Provision of Housing and Care for Old People in 7 Systems -- 34. Aging Well: European Health Programme for Older People -- 35. Retirement Preparation in Subjects of Working Age

Medicine Geriatrics Aging Sociology Medicine & Public Health Geriatrics/Gerontology Aging Sociology general


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