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The Resource With a little help from our friends : creating community as we grow older, Beth Baker

With a little help from our friends : creating community as we grow older, Beth Baker

Label
With a little help from our friends : creating community as we grow older
Title
With a little help from our friends
Title remainder
creating community as we grow older
Statement of responsibility
Beth Baker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this book, an award-winning journalist tells the story of people devising innovative ways to live as they approach retirement, options that ensure they are surrounded by a circle of friends, family, and neighbors. Based on visits and interviews at many communities around the country, Beth Baker weaves a rich tapestry of grassroots alternatives, some of them surprisingly affordable -- an affordable mobile home cooperative in small-town Oregon -- a senior artists colony in Los Angeles -- neighbors helping neighbors in "Villages" or "naturally occurring retirement communities" -- intentional cohousing communities -- best friends moving in together -- multigenerational families that balance togetherness and privacy -- niche communities including such diverse groups as retired postal workers, gays and lesbians, and Zen Buddhists. Drawing on new research showing the importance of social support to healthy aging and the risks associated with loneliness and isolation, the author encourages the reader to plan for a future with strong connections. Baker explores whether individuals in declining health can really stay rooted in their communities through the end of life and concludes by examining the challenge of expanding the home-care workforce and the potential of new technologies like webcams and assistive robots"--
  • ""This book tells the story of ordinary people organizing innovative ways to live as they approach retirement, options that ensure they are surrounded by a circle of friends, family, and neighbors"--Provided by publisher"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Beth
Dewey number
362.16
Index
index present
LC call number
RA564.8
LC item number
.B345 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WT 30
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Retirement communities
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Communal living
Label
With a little help from our friends : creating community as we grow older, Beth Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 240 pages
Isbn
9780826519887
Lccn
2013041118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn861069562
  • 1376379
  • (OCoLC)861069562
Label
With a little help from our friends : creating community as we grow older, Beth Baker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 240 pages
Isbn
9780826519887
Lccn
2013041118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn861069562
  • 1376379
  • (OCoLC)861069562

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