By David J. Ekerdt
This four-volume educational set covers the topic of getting older from a social, cultural, sociological, organic, scientific, anthropological, religious/philosophical, and financial perspective. designated cognizance has been paid to cross-national changes in regulations and techniques concerning getting older.
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McGrew Miami University MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Patrick L. McKee Colorado State University VISUAL ARTS AND AGING eoa_fm 5/24/02 10:38 AM Page xxx xxx LIST OF AUTHORS Julie McLaughlin Rutgers University HEALTH, SOCIAL FACTORS PERCEIVED HEALTH Julie Ann McMullin University of Western Ontario INEQUALITY Tay K. McNamara Boston College WELFARE STATE Robert Mollica National Academy for State Health Policy ASSISTED LIVING Cathy Ventrell Monsees AGEISM Marilyn Moon The Urban Institute MEDICARE Irene Moore University of Cincinnati Shelly A.
O’Rand Duke University RETIREMENT, PATTERNS David K. Orren University of Kentucky, Chandler Medical Center ACCELERATED AGING: HUMAN PROGEROID SYNDROMES Alberto Palloni University of Wisconsin LATIN AMERICA Erdman B. Palmore Duke University SUCCESSFUL AGING eoa_fm 5/24/02 10:38 AM Page xxxi LIST OF AUTHORS Lori Parham Florida State University, Pepper Institute on Aging STATUS OF OLDER PEOPLE: MODERNIZATION Denise C. Park University of Michigan MEMORY, EVERYDAY Tim G. Parkin University of Canterbury, New Zealand STATUS OF OLDER PEOPLE: THE ANCIENT AND BIBLICAL WORLDS Christopher J.
In short, AoA is the ‘‘federal focal point and advocacy agency for older people’’ (Koff and Park). As such, it is charged with providing leadership within the aging network of state and area agencies and of service providers for the elderly, and with coordinating activities of other federal agencies involved with aging. It is a very encompassing mandate and has been a challenging one for AoA to carry out over the years. Organizational challenges to AoA While attempting to carry out this encompassing mandate, AoA has had only limited organizational resources.