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Stroh, Linda K.

Summary: It seems that life's milestones pass by in a flash: graduating from school, landing your first job, getting married, having kids. Most people look forward to these events and have some expectations about what each life milestone will be like. But what about when you get older? How can you continue to live fully in your sixties, seventies, and beyond? Linda K. Stroh and Karen K. Brees asked...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 612.6 STR

Williams, Mark E.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: In the past century, average life expectancies have nearly doubled, and today, for the first time in human history, many people have a realistic chance of living to eighty or beyond. As life expectancy increases, Americans need accurate, scientifically grounded information so that they can take full responsibility for their own later years. In "The Art and Science of Aging Well," Mark E....

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Publisher / Publication Date: The University of North Carolina Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613 WIL

Summary: "Author and artist Lisa Congdon explores the power of women growing older and thriving. From bestselling authors Cheryl Strayed and Caroline Paul, to super-model-turned-activist Christy Turlington and Advanced Style icon Ilona Smithkin, essays by and interviews with individuals who have changed careers, found creative fulfillment, discovered new loves, demonstrated athletic prowess, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.4 Congdon 2017

Hagerty, Barbara Bradley

Summary: "A dynamic and inspiring exploration of the new science that is redrawing the future for people in their forties, fifties, and sixties for the better--and for good. Drawing from emerging information in neurology, psychology, biology, genetics, and sociology--as well as her own story of midlife transformation--Hagerty redraws the map for people in midlife and plots a new course forward in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 155.66 Hagerty 2016

Gottlieb, Daniel

Summary: Looks at what divides as well as unites us, including the problems of family life; difficulties confronting today's parents; challenges faced by the disabled and the aging; and issues of injustice that affect the way we understand the world and our lives.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Pub. 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Adult, Call number: 170.4 Got

Chinen, Allan B.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam Pub. Group 1993

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.66 CHI

Chittister, Joan.

Contents: Introduction: the purpose of life -- Regret -- Meaning -- Fear -- Ageism -- Joy -- Transition -- Transformation -- Newness -- Discontinuity -- Accomplishment -- Adjustment -- Fulfillment -- Mystery -- Relationships -- Tale-telling -- Letting go -- Learning -- Religion -- Freedom -- Success -- Time -- Wisdom -- Sadness -- Dreams -- Limitations -- Solitude -- Productivity -- Memories -- Future --...

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Publisher / Publication Date: BlueBridge 2008

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Carter, Jimmy

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print, in association with Ballantine Pub. Group 1998

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.26 CAR

Pipher, Mary Bray

9 holds on 8 copies

Summary: "Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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Cohen, Gene D.

Summary: Discusses the findings of current research which demonstate that experience and reduced effects of emotion can result in the older brain being more creative and more efficient in certain intellectual tasks.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.6713 COH

Summary: Dekel Shekarzi, a 21-year-old who defines himself as an actor, a poet, a dancer, and a romantic in love with love itself, is defined by many others not by who he is, but by what he was born with: Down's syndrome. This engaging documentary follows Dekel in his everyday life, which is anything but "everyday. For him, faith, hope, and willpower have fused together to fuel his dreams. Film of Dekel...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Without remorse or empathy, psychopaths control, even kill, others for personal profit. But every psychopath starts out as a child. Using interviews with forensic psychologists, child psychiatrists, and a 17-year-old named Jonathan who is serving a sentence for first-degree murder, this powerful film elucidates the factors that can transform children into psychopaths. Dr. Elliott Barker,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Fonda, Jane

Summary: Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Jane Fonda offers a guide on living happily. Here she highlights stories from her own life and covers a variety of topics, including sex, food, and spirituality.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Books on Tape 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 612.3 FON

Fonda, Jane

Summary: The Oscar-winning actress, fitness expert, and political activist outlines a roadmap for seniors who are experiencing unprecedented rates of longevity, sharing practical advice on everything from fitness and sexuality to coming to terms with past mistakes and embracing a spiritual life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613.04 FON

Alford, Henry

Summary: Part family memoir, part Studs Terkel, How To Live considers some unusual sources--deathbed confessions, late-in-life journals--as well as offering a rich compilation of interviews with the over-70 set to deliver a highly optimistic look at our dying days.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central/Twelve 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 155.67 Alford 2009

Medina, John

Summary: "How come I can never find my keys? Why don't I sleep as well as I used to? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? Scientists know. [This book], by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts, and the prescription to age well, in his signature engaging style. With so many discoveries over the years, science is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pear Press 2017

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Summary: F.A.T.-frustration, anxiety, tension-are three all-too-familiar feelings for children with learning disabilities and their families. In this program, Richard D. Lavoie, creator of the original F.A.T. City Workshop, reviews the history and philosophy of that project, the major trends and issues in the field of learning disabilities since the late 1980s, and the challenges ahead for educators and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Vaillant, George E.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Argues "that individual lifestyle choices play a greater role than genetics, wealth, race, or other factors in determining how happy people are in later life."--Back cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.26 VAI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.26 Vaillant 2002

Summary: How are fetal alcohol spectrum disorders diagnosed? What are the primary and secondary disabilities associated with FASD? And-most important of all-what is the human cost? This program addresses these questions through the firsthand experiences of Ann Streissguth, director of the University of Washington's Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit; Kathy Mitchell, vice president of NOFAS; Erica Lara, who...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In this classic program, internationally known learning disabilities expert Richard D. Lavoie leads a group of educators, psychologists, parents, and children through a series of exercises that vividly illustrate the daily classroom reality of LD students, an experience fraught with F.A.T.: frustration, anxiety, and tension. After the workshop is done, participants discuss strategies for...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Do people with autism experience love, romantic attraction, and heartbreak the same way non-autistic people feel those emotions? This ABC News program profiles Paul DeSavino, a 36-year-old man living with the disorder who says he is amorously drawn to a female acquaintance. Interviews with Paul, his mother, and autism expert Dr. Peter Gerhardt shed light on the complexities of the subject. An...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Reudiger Gamm performs complex arithmetic instantly and without help-his brain stores numbers like a calculator. Orlando Sorrel remembers exactly what he was doing on any date, at any hour, and can accurately predict the day of the week thousands of years in the future. Kim Peek-the original "Rain Man"-has read 12,000 books and hasn't forgotten a single word. What lies behind these astonishing...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In this classic program, Sally L. Smith explains how to teach students with learning disabilities and ADHD. The techniques include challenging the intellect and tapping the imagination; using concrete objects, the body, and pictures to communicate abstract ideas; using object-centered learning by attracting the attention visually; limiting the amount of words used; using stimulation, choices,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2001

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Summary: Nick van Bloss possesses astonishing musical talent. He is also afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome. As this program illustrates, the two are often linked, leading those born with the disorder to view it as both a curse and a gift. Nick's journey-taking him from the humiliating loss of his career as a concert pianist toward a more self-assured acceptance of his condition-is not only inspiring;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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