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Elderescence: The Gift of Longevity

Elderescence: The Gift of Longevity

by Jane Thayer, Peggy Thayer


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Thirty-five million Americans are living beyond the age of sixty-five, a twenty-five year increase in life expectancy since 1900. This longevity, once the gift of a few, has become the destiny of many. This time of life is not just about retiring; in fact many who retire return happily to some type of employment. It is a new stage of life filled with its own unique challenges and opportunities. Co-authors Jane and Peggy Thayer, a mother-daughter team of psychologists, have named this stage of life, 'elderescence.'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761831457
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 05/03/2005
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jane Thayer closed her psychotherapy practice after 25 years in Washington, DC and moved to Martha's Vineyard in 1995. She currently has a small private practice on the Vineyard and is a trained mediator for the Martha's Vineyard Mediation Program. Dr. Thayer earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University, Washington, DC. Peggy Thayer has been a practicing painter for 30 years. Her recent landscapes portray her relationship with nature. She has been a year-round resident of Martha's Vineyard for 10 years. Her educational background includes undergraduate studies in Fine Arts as well as graduate studies in transpersonal psychology. She holds a doctorate in East/West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Notes from the Authors Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Part One: The Roots Chapter 4 Part Two: The Early Years of Elderescence: Betwixt and Between Chapter 5 Part Three: The Defining Issues of Elderescence Chapter 6 Part Four: Our Reflections Chapter 7 Appendix One: Hermeneutic-Phenomenology: An Alternative in Human Sciences Research Chapter 8 Appendix Two: The Experiential Method Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 Index Chapter 11 Author Biographies

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