In our youth-oriented, patriarchal society, aging and older women often find themselves either ignored, pitied, or feared. This valuable guide helps women break through the negative stereotypes of old age and find personal fulfillment through the stages of maturity.
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Contents I. Unmasking Our Own Truth as Aging Women "Just Fine, Thank You" Beware the Positivists! Aging Gracefully LOOKS Call It by Its Name Just Try Harder Women's Work II. Anger, Hurt, Grief, and Change: Facing Ourselves Who Am I Going To Be When I Grow Up? Who Am I? Internalized Ageism The Grief of Aging Becoming Old Reflections on a Funeral Litany of a Death Where Does the Time Go? A January Tale Regret, Oh Damned Regret III. Honoring and Gathering Our Strength Interdependence: Support Groups Heroines: Role Models Being Response/able Overall Wellness To Risk or Not To Risk Tools Our Forgiveness Journey Before the Casket Closes Celebration Bibliography Reading List Index
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