Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



Eightysomethings : a practical guide to letting go, aging well, and finding unexpected happiness / Katharine Esty, PhD.

Esty, Katharine C., (author.).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 612.6 ESTY (Text) 39206021584345 New Materials Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Downtown Newburgh 612.6 ESTY (Text) 39206021584337 New Materials Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781510743120
  • ISBN: 151074312X
  • Physical Description: viii, 231 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-230).
Summary, etc.:
Old age is not what it used to be. For the first time, most people in the United States are living into their eighties. The first guide of its kind changes the understanding of old age with an upbeat and emotionally savvy view of the uncharted territory of the last stage of life. With insight and humor, Dr. Katharine Esty describes the series of dramatic and difficult transitions that eightysomethings usually experience and how, despite their losses, they so often find themselves unexpectedly happy.
Subject: Aging.
Aging > Psychological aspects.
Older people > Psychology.
Quality of life.
Loading...

  • Perseus Publishing
    This invaluable guide will help the historical number of eightysomethings live fulfilled, happy lives long into their twilight years.
  • Perseus Publishing

    This invaluable guide will help the historical number of eightysomethings live fulfilled, happy lives long into their twilight years.

    Old age is not what it used to be. For the first time ever, most people in the United States are living into their eighties. The first guide of its kind, Eightysomethings changes our understanding of old age with an upbeat and emotionally savvy view of the uncharted territory of the last stage of life. With insight and humor, Dr. Katharine Esty describes the series of dramatic and difficult transitions that eightysomethings usually experience and how, despite their losses, they so often find themselves unexpectedly happy.

    Living into one’s eighties doesn’t have to mean declining health and loneliness: Dr. Esty shows readers how to embrace—and thrive during—the later stages of life. Based on her more than 120 interviews around the country, Esty explores the lives of ordinary eightysomethings—their attitudes, activities, secrets, worries, purposes, and joys. Their stories illustrate how real people in their eighties are living and how they make sense of their lives. Esty adds her wisdom and perspective to this multi-dimensional look at being old as a social psychologist, a practicing psychotherapist, and as an eighty-four-year-old widow living in a retirement community.

    Eightysomethings is a must-read for people in their eighties, and also for their families. Adult children—often bewildered by their aging parents—need a wise guide like Eightysomethings to help them navigate their parents’ last stage of life with real-world guidelines and conversation starters. Readers, young and old alike, will find this first-of-its-kind book eye-opening, comforting, and filled with practical tips.


Additional Resources