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Gray Panthers
Information-packed site includes history of the organization, a timeline of achievements and a guide to local chapters across the country.

SeniorNet
Organization providing computer technology access to adults 50+, features discussion boards, self-paced courses and reports on current research projects.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Membership organization's Web site offers online learning options ranging from health and wellness to info on consumer fraud to work options for older adults. Spanish language version also available.

National Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
Designed to inform families and friends of nursing home residents, site is full of informed tips for consumers and advocates featuring fact sheets, a library, newsletters and government policy issues.

Alzheimer's Association
Extensive information for those who have Alzheimer's, their caregivers, researchers and physicians. Also includes local Alzheimer's Association chapter info and email newsletter.

Elderhostel
Explore more than 10,000 programs a year in over 100 countries covering a wide range of subjects with the not-for-profit that organizes learning adventures for people 55 and over.

National Council on Aging, Inc. (NCOA)
Promoting the dignity and contributions of older persons, the NCOA's site contains information on their advocacy, programs, research and publications. NCOA's Workforce Development Division provides leadership and training to senior professionals nationwide.

Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
Providing researchers, educators, practitioners, and policymakers with research on aging, the GSA's site provides access to research, online journals and the AgeWork job board.

International Longevity Center
The ILC highlights older people's productivity and contributions to their families and society. Part of a research consortium, ILC and other organizations worldwide study how greater life expectancy and increased proportions of older people impact nations.

Older Women's League (OWL)
OWL is a national grassroots membership organization focusing on issues unique to women as they age. Their small site has reports, membership details and a chapter directory.

UCLA Center on Aging
With a focus on research and community outreach, the center's site includes details on conferences and community education programs, links and downloadable video lectures.

Presbyterian Senior Services
Maggie Kuhn served as a consultant to this nonprofit that advocates for the elderly. Learn about the older adult ministry network, the six myths of aging and how you can be an advocate for change.

Resource Directory for Older People
A cooperative effort of the National Institute on Aging and the Administration on Aging, this site boasts hundreds of links related to seniors.

Books

de Beauvoir, Simone. The Coming of Age. Translated by Patrick O'Brian. New York: G.P. Putnam's & Sons, 1972.

Butler, Robert N. Why Survive? Being Old in America. New York: Harper & Row, 1975.

Butler, Robert N., ed. Life in Older America: Public Policy Issues for an Aging America. New York: The Century Foundation, 1998.

Butler, Robert N. with Myrna Lewis and Trey Sunderland. Aging and Mental Health: Positive Psychosocial and Biomedical Approaches, 5th Edition. New York: Prentice Hall, 1998.

Butler, Robert N. with Myrna Lewis. Love and Sex After Sixty: A Compassionate, Frank, and Informative Look at the Pleasures and Problems of Sex After Sixty. Old Tappan, NJ: MacMillan Publishing, 1993.

Butler, Robert N. with Mal Schecter and Mia R. Oberlink. Promise of Productive Aging: From Biology to Social Policy. New York: Springer Publishers, 1990.

Butler, Robert N. with Myrna Lewis. Sex After Sixty: A Guide for Men and Women for Their Late Years. Old Tappan, NJ: J.K. Hall, 1978.

Coles, Robert. Old and On Their Own. New York: W.W.Norton & Co., Inc., 1998.

Estes, Carroll L. and P.R. Lee, eds. The Nation's Health, 5th Edition. Boston: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 1997.

Friedan, Betty. The Fountain of Age. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.

Geist, Harold. The Psychological Aspects of Retirement. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers, 1968.

Gratton, Brian and Carole Haber. Old Age and the Search for Security: An American Social History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.

Haber, Carole. Beyond Sixty-Five: The Dilemma of Old Age in America. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Harris, Louis, and Associates, Inc., The Myth and Reality of Aging in America. Washington, D.C.: National Council on Aging, 1975.

Hartmann, Susan M. The Other Feminists: Activists in the Liberal Establishment. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.

Hartmann, Susan M. From Margin to Mainstream: American Women and Politics since 1960. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989.

Hessel, Dieter, ed. Maggie Kuhn on Aging. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1977.

Horn, Linda, and Griesel, Elma. Nursing Homes: A Citizen's Action Guide. Boston: Beacon Press, 1977.

Kuhn, Maggie, Christina Long and Laura Quinn. No Stone Unturned, The Life and Times of Maggie Kuhn. New York: Ballantine Books, 1991.

Mendelson, Mary Adelaide. Tender Loving Greed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974.

Minkler, M and C.L. Estes, eds. Critical Gerontology: Perspectives from Political and Moral Economy, 2nd Edition. Baywood, N.Y.: Baywood, 1998.

Minkler, M and C.L. Estes, eds. Critical Perspectives on Aging. Baywood, N.Y.: Baywood, 1991.

Peterson, Peter G. Gray Dawn: How the Age Wave Will Transform America - And the World. New York: Random House, 1999.

Pratt, Henry J. The Gray Lobby. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976.

Terkel, Studs. Coming of Age: the Story of Our Century By Those Who Lived It, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.

Torres-Gil, F. The New Aging: Politics and Change in America. Westport, CT: Auburn House, 1992.

Walls, David. The Activists Almanac. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.

Articles

Gerbner, George. "Casting and Fate: Women and Minorities on Television Drama, Game Shows, and News" in Communication, Culture, and Community. The Netherlands: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, 1995.



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