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Aging our way : lessons for living from 85 and beyond

Meika Loe
Aging Our Way follows the everyday lives of 30 elders (ages 85-102) living at home and mostly alone, to understand how they create and maintain meaningful lives for themselves. Meika Loe explores how the very old navigate the practical challenges of living as independently as possible while staying healthy, connected, and comfortable--Book jacket
Print Book, English, ©2011
Oxford University Press, New York, ©2011
Personal Narrative
xiii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780199797905, 0199797900
Continue to do what you did
(Re) design your living space
Live in moderation
Take time for self
Ask for help; mobilize resources
Connect with peers
Resort to tomfoolery
Care for others
Reach out to family
Get intergenerational; redefine family
Insist on hugs
Be adaptable
Accept and prepare for death
Conclusion: new perspectives on the oldest old
Postscript: on doing ninety (by Ann)