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Published: 08 November 2001

216 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195150254

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Challenges of the Third Age

Meaning and Purpose in Later Life

Edited by Robert S. Weiss and Scott A. Bass

This volume addresses the issues of the Third Age--that time after retirement when financial stability and reduced obligations to others, together, allow for freedom--and good health makes it possible to enjoy that freedom. How, in this special time of life, is meaning and purpose to be found? And what alternatives are available? These difficult questions are responded to by scholars in the field of aging, some themselves in the Third Age.