Maintaining relationships with family and friends can help people as they grow older. Moderate exercise, weight control and mental stimulation are also beneficial.
Books on Aging
The PCCC Library has a number of books on aging. Most are under the call numbers HQ 1061, HQ 1063 and HQ 1064. A title search in the OPAC yields over 140 titles. Representative books include: "Aging: Concepts and Controversies" by Harry Moody ( HQ 1064.U5 M665 2006), "An Aging Population: Opposing Viewpoints" edited by Laura K. Egendorf (HQ 1064.U5 A6353 2002), "Social Theory and Aging," by Jason L. Powell ( HQ 1061.P684 2006), "The Art of Aging: A Doctor's Prescription for Well-Being," by Sherwin B. Nuland ( HQ 1061.N92 2007) and 'Coping with Aging, " by Richard Lazarus and Bernice Lazarus (HQ 1061 .L39 2006).
Two excellent reference books on aging are: "Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences," edited by Robert Binstock and Linda George ( Ref HQ 1061 .H336 2006) and "The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Aging," edited by Malcolm L. Johnson (Ref HQ 1061 .C315 2005).
A very good electronic special encyclopedia is published by Gale. It is "The Encyclopedia of Aging" The ID and Password for off campus access can be found by clicking onto "Academics" and "Online Databases" from one's Portal account.
The Library also has one DVD "Living Old: The Modern Realities of Aging in America" DVD 0186 ( ask for it at the circulation desk-also ask if it can be borrowed. Be sure to have a current ID )