Older Americans Information Resource
"A Useful update of a recommended ready reference on a growing demographic"
-Library Journal

"this is a thorough collection of organizations and resources, particularly with regard to the health care needs of the elderly. It is recommended for academic and public libraries"
-ARBA

"Highly recommended for academic, public, health science and consumer libraries serving seniors or offering programs for them."
-CHOICE

"Anyone working with the elderly will find it a good general source of information."
-Library Journal

"Libraries with heavy use by this age demographic will want to purchase this reference source."
-ARBA

-A National Mature Media Award Winner

Older Americans Information Resource
2018/2019 Edition


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Pub. Date: March 2018
Softcover: 1,156 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68127-734-1
Price: $165.00
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This edition is designed for one of America's largest growing populations, with resources to help aging Americans lead happy and productive lives. It includes nearly 10,000 listings, two glossaries, three indexes, and is a repeat winner of the National Mature Media Award for being recognized as "the best in advertising, marketing, and educational materials for older adults."

In the beginning of the text, a detailed Profile of Older Americans: 2016 put together by the Administration on Aging defines America's seniors by 14 categories, including future growth, income, employment, and care giving-with many helpful texts, tables, charts, and maps.

Detailed Listings

The Older Americans Information Resource includes detailed listings including name, address, phone, fax, websites, key personnel, and brief descriptions divided into 12 major chapters, including; 

  • Organizations
  • Awards
  • Continuing Education
  • Disability Aids
  • Health Conditions
  • Living Facilities
  • Legal Resources
  • Libraries
  • Print Resources

The chapter on Health Conditions includes 18 specific conditions including: Aids, Depression, Hypertension, Stroke, and Visual Impairment. Each of these sections include associations, publications, research centers, web sites, and more.

Valuable Glossaries

Additionally, this resource includes two extremely helpful glossaries. The first, Glossary of Health and Medical Terms, with 65 terms that define language found throughout this and other publications, as well as terms used by professionals in the field. The second, Glossary of Legal Terms, includes 22 in-depth situations older American may commonly find themselves in.

Helpful Indexes

Three indexes offer additional ways to access this resource's content. The Entry Index is an alphabetical list of all entries available in the text. The Geographical Index organizes appropriate listings by more than 100 categories, from Elder Abuse to Wills.

Whether in print, online, or both, the Older Americans Information resource, is the perfect addition to any reference collection that serves this age demographic, including reference departments of public libraries and senior centers.


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Pub. Date: March 2018
Softcover: 1,156 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68217-734-1
Price: $165.00
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