Aging & Society: Canadian Perspectives, 9e

Mark Novak, Herbert C. Northcott, Karen Kobayashi

With the growth of older populations in Canada comes the need for current, thoughtful, and comprehensive study of the social realities of aging. The ninth edition of Aging and Society addresses this need with attention to how the complex relationships between health and medicine, work, gender, technology, family, housing, and social support impact and shape aging in Canada. This text emphasizes the opportunities and advantages of later life alongside the challenges it presents, taking a “successful aging” approach to the topic that is firmly rooted in the context of Canada’s history and social life. Fully updated with current research, data and statistics, and cases and examples, Aging and Society provides students the facts about aging and helps them understand today’s changing landscape of old age in Canada.

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Table of Contents for Aging & Society: Canadian Perspectives, 9e

  • About this Course
  • Chapter 1: Aging Today
  • Chapter 2: Theories and Methods
  • Chapter 3: Population Aging
  • Chapter 4: Aging and Ethnicity
  • Chapter 5: Personal Health and Wellness
  • Chapter 6: The Psychology of Aging
  • Chapter 7: Healthcare
  • Chapter 8: Finances and Economics
  • Chapter 9: Retirement and Work
  • Chapter 10: Leisure, Recreation, and Service
  • Chapter 11: Housing and Transportation
  • Chapter 12: Family Life
  • Chapter 13: Social Support and Caregiving