Aging Is Living - Dundurn

Aging Is Living

Myth-Breaking Stories from Long-Term Care

Published March 2009

Description

Through the inspirational, wise, and informative stories of the residents, either in their own words or based on interviews, and environmental photographs of each, this book focuses on various residents of long-term care facilities and especially on the positive facets of their life, their thoughts, and their feelings. The only issue that reaches the media about nursing homes is the negative and unfortunate events that sometimes occur, but there is so much more to the story.

Most people are afraid of long-term care homes because they recognize that it is the last phase in their life - it is the step before death. But some people have years from the time they enter the home until they die. This book shows how many men and women make the best of their situation - often leaving a positive legacy for family and friends - and how these can be fulfilling and quality years.

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Contributors

Irene Borins Ash

Irene Borins Ash, MSW, RSW, is a social worker, writer, speaker, and photographer. Her more than 20 years of experience in working with seniors includes working for various organizations dealing with seniors in Toronto as well as writing papers and doing photography exhibits. She lives in Toronto.

Irv Ash

Irv Ash is a native-born Torontonian but was a lawyer in a Calgary law firm in the 1980s for six years. Returning to Toronto after a round-the-world trip, he was a corporate executive for seven years with various companies, including being vice-president at Cineplex Odeon Corporation. He then decided that his real profession was teaching, and after nine years part-time teaching at various Toronto colleges he has been a full-time professor at Seneca College since 2001.

Book Details

Paperback
March 2009
9x9 in
204 pp
9781550028836
ePub
March 2009
-
204 pp
9781770705104