Navigation Links
New civic engagement resource spotlights boomers, seniors

The Gerontological Society of Americas (GSA) latest book features the most comprehensive overview to date of volunteering and service activities among older people. This unique publication includes forward-looking essays by leading scholars in the field, supplemented by classic research articles from GSAs peer-reviewed journals.

Civic Engagement in an Older America is the capstone product of a multi-year initiative at GSA funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies designed to stimulate research on older adult civic engagement.

There has been such rapid development of interest in civic engagement in later life, said Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD, of Washington University in St. Louis, who co-authored the books introduction. The last decade has seen new program and policy initiatives, the birth of an academic area of research, and the burgeoning civic enterprise. This volume helps us consolidate these developments, take stock, and move forward in the most constructive ways.

The five main chapters of the book review the state-of-the-science to date for a particular area of civic engagement, address conceptual issues, identify research gaps, and provide direction for future research.

This integrative scholarship helps to advance a growing paradigm shift that views older adults not just as passive recipients of care, but also as people who do and can contribute to the well-being of others, said Emily Greenfield, PhD, of Rutgers University, who authored one of the books chapters. The publication's service as a go to source of previous work and contemporary insights will be helpful to many who are now working in the area of civic engagement in later life.

The subject of civic engagement among Americas seniors has received increasingly widespread attention. In his first 100 days in the White House, President Barack Obama signed into law the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009 the largest expansion of national service programs since the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps. The Act included several provisions that specifically benefit midlife and older adults.

Civic Engagement in an Older America can be purchased from the Online Store at Electronic versions of individual chapters also are available for download. Reporters may request review copies.

Contact: Todd Kluss
The Gerontological Society of America

Related medicine news :

1. Tishman Speyer Hosts Government, Union and Civic Leaders for Topping Out of Gotham Center Tower in Long Island City
2. Civic engagement imperative for reduction of violence and improved public health
3. Morehead Presents Webinar on "When Satisfaction Isn't Enough: Improving RN Engagement"
4. The creative engagement and cardiac health connection disclosed
5. Morehead Presents Webinar on “When Engagement Isn't Enough: Retaining RNs”
6. DSM Personalized Nutrition Webinar Examines Ways to Build Engagement in Wellness Programs
7. Statistics Reveal Women Choose Engagement Rings Before Men
8. Morehead Presents Webinar on “Managing the Paradox of Employee Alignment and Engagement”
9. ASH recommends cross-disciplinary engagement to advance regenerative medicine
10. In Support of the Lets Move Campaign to Fight Childhood Obesity, Verizon Thinkfinity Providing Free Educational Resources on Nutrition and Exercise
11. The Voice of Compassionate Cancer Treatment Just Got Louder: Website Provides Resources and a Call to Action for the Medical Community
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... double board certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in both surgical and non-surgical treatments, ... The Skin Spa at Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery. , Highly trained and ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Brillianteen, McGaw YMCA’s ... learning in its 65th Anniversary Brillianteen Revue, scheduled for March 4-6, 2016. Auditions ... 65 years, Brillianteen has been a treasured tradition for numerous families in the ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... PA (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... “While ... said an inventor, from Bronx, N.Y. “I thought there had to be a convenient ... invented the PROTECTOR. , The PROTECTOR enables disabled individuals to safely travel during cold ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Castlewood Treatment ... struggling with eating disorders as a result of the $20,000 raised at the ... at Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, will help individuals who otherwise might ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... "When I underwent ... bras were incredibly uncomfortable," said an inventor from Bronx, N.Y. "In order to ... the patent-pending RECOVERY BRA for added comfort and support. The bra is easier ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 3D bioprinting market ... to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising ... which demands kidney transplantation is expected to boost the market ... for organ transplantation. --> 3D bioprinting market ... to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the  ... in the Global Cell Surface Testing ... Opportunities" report to their offering.  ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Research and Markets ( ) has announced the ... Type (Dressings, Therapy Devices, Active Wound Care), Application (Surgical ... Geography - Global Forecast to 2020" report to ... --> The purpose of this report is to ... advanced wound care market. It involves deep dive analysis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: