The Best Is Yet to Come: Understanding Older Adults

From: Volume IV, Issue 2: Spring 1984 Pages 5-12

Abstract

Older adults are not antiques that one may find in dark attics or in musty basements. They are living, beautiful, growing individuals. When stereotypes and preconceived attitudes are removed, then real understanding of older adults can take place. This understanding is more than just an attempt at general knowledge of their characteristics and needs. It is direct involvement, with a cost, in the individual lives of the elderly. Real understanding will mean giving of ourselves.

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