The big move: Life between the turning points

Anne M. Wyatt-Brown, Ruth Ray Karpen, Helen Q. Kivnick

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With an Afterword by Margaret Morganroth Gullette. Anne M. Wyatt-Brown, Ruth Ray Karpen, and Helen Q. Kivnick Publication Year: 2016 When her husband's ill health forces them to move into an assisted living facility, Anne Wyatt-Brown suddenly finds herself surrounded by elderly residents, mostly sick or disabled. In this short but provocative collection, distinguished gerontologists reflect on Anne's moving account of her transition from a vibrant, independent, and scholarly life to one that is quieter, slower, and that takes up considerably less space. By questioning notions of care and community, stigmas of aging, and the psychological factors involved in accepting assistance, this volume provides an instructive framework for thinking about aging, continued care, and our last big move.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages107
ISBN (Electronic)9780253020734
ISBN (Print)9780253020642
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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© 2016 by Ruth Ray Karpen, Margaret Gullette, Helen Kivnick, and Anne M. Wyatt-Brown. All rights reserved.


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