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Generations in Touch
Linking the Old and Young in a Tokyo Neighborhood
Leng Leng Thang
A dilemma long faced by western societies—how to bring the generations together—is also of growing concern in the east. In Japan, where, until recently, the extended family often lived under the same roof, social programs designed to...



Ginseng and Aspirin
Health Care Alternatives for Aging Chinese in New York
Zibin Guo
Navigating the maze of modern American health care is rarely easy; those who enter it are confronted with a dizzying array of specialists, practitioners, and clinics from which to choose, and are forced to make decisions regarding drugs and...



Uneasy Endings
Daily Life in an American Nursing Home
Renée Rose Shield
Offering concrete suggestions for improving the quality of nursing-home life, Uneasy Endings will find a broad audience among those who work with the...



City of Green Benches
Growing Old in a New Downtown
Maria D. Vesperi, Maria Vesperi
St. Petersburg, Florida, has become virtually synonymous with retirement and old age. The city of green benches once courted its elderly population; now, however, it seeks to rejuvenate its image, to attract the young through urban revitalization. In this humane and sensitive book, Maria Vesperi, an anthropologist and journalist, looks at the...



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