Social Relations in the Third Age: Assessing Strengths and Challenges Using the Convoy Model
Antonucci, Toni C., Ajrouch, Kristine J., Birditt, Kira, Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics
In many ways, the Third Age, that period between approximately 65 and 79 years of age, represents a very positive development. People are living longer; they are healthier and more functionally able for much longer periods of their lives. In fact, the Third Age today is characterized by people who have lived quite varied lives, are better educated, more physically able, and generally more interested in an active and interactive lifestyle than those from any previous generation. As in so many other aspects of their lives, this distinctive cohort of people is forging a new path of social relations that represents their unique situational and personal characteristics. Differences in social …
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Publication information: Article title: Social Relations in the Third Age: Assessing Strengths and Challenges Using the Convoy Model. Contributors: Antonucci, Toni C. - Author, Ajrouch, Kristine J. - Author, Birditt, Kira - Author. Journal title: Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics. Volume: 26. Publication date: January 1, 2006. Page number: 193+. © Springer Publishing Company 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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