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The "New" and the "Young" Aged

The Journal of Aging & Judaism

Author: Monk, A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1987

Abstract:

The terms "well" aged, "new" aged, & "young" old are differentiated, with focus on their meaning & relevance for Jewish elderly, a group that is growing more rapidly than the general population. It is shown how patterns of aging vary in relation to the elderly's specific historical context, current socioeconomic status, & health practices. The three concepts are juxtaposed to develop a working construct that blends some of their common features & allows for an analysis of the developmental crises, life transitions, & crises confronting the elderly at different stages. Major filial crises that may bring the elderly to the attention of counseling services are explored. It is argued that lifelong learning is necessary for helping the elderly cope with the stress of rapid technological & cultural innovation. Volunteerism alone has not been found to be associated with increased life satisfaction, & programs oriented more to self-help are encouraged.

Further Details

Pages: 146-165
Volume: 1
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 23.5.03
Keywords: older, emotional
Reads: 233
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