Title The Aging Networks, 9/e
Subtitle A Guide to Policy, Programs, and Services
Author Kelly Niles-Yokum, Donna L. Wagner
ISBN 9780826146526
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 212
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Praise for the Eighth Edition:

“This small volume is not only an excellent learning tool, but also a “must-have” handbook for aging professionals in many fields.”

Noreen A. Shugrue, Research Associate, University of Connecticut Center on Aging, Farmington, CT, Educational Gerontology


This classic text—more relevant than ever as our population rapidly ages—delivers comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge about aging services in the U.S. Written for both students and practitioners of gerontology, along with all professionals involved in the well-being of older adults, this highly accessible book provides a current and detailed description and analysis of local to global services for older people with or without cognitive, physical, or social needs.

The Ninth Edition is updated to reflect critical changes to legislation, health care, and recent trends. It focuses on the strengths and diversity of older adults and the role our multilayered aging networks play in advocacy, community independence, and engagement. Commentary and critical thinking challenges from policymakers, program directors, and educators facilitate high-level reasoning and independent analysis of aging networks past, present, and future. The ninth edition also offers enhanced resources including a Test Bank, Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, and links to video. Additionally, the print version of the book includes free, searchable, digital access to the entire contents.


New to the Ninth Edition:

  • Fully updated to reflect historical context, recent trends and challenges, and future considerations
  • Addresses the effects of our current political and ideological landscape on aging networks including a Call to Action
  • Examines the current status of Medicare and Medicaid, Meals-on-Wheels, and the impact of the ACA
  • Discusses long-term services and supports, disaster preparedness and climate change, caregiving as a humanright, and LBGTQ services and support
  • Presents new case studies providing evidence-based best-practice initiatives and new innovations
  • Delivers enhanced instructor resources including Test Bank, Instructor’s Manual, Power Point slides, and video links
  • Includes eBook format


Key Features:

  • Focuses on the strengths of older adults and the role our multilayered aging networks play in advocacy, community independence, and engagement
  • Provides commentary and critical thinking challenges from policy-makers, program directors, and educators to facilitate high-level analysis
  • Addresses changing demographics and future challenges
  • Offers “Voices from the Field” boxes and “Critical Thinking” topics and questions to encourage reflection and discussion





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Section I. Older Americans and the Aging Networks

Chapter 1. Changing Demand Demographics


Section II. Older Americans Act Legislation and the Aging Networks—A New Era

Chapter 2. Older Americans Act Legislation and an Expanding Consumer Base: The Evolution of a Network


Section III. Community-Based Services—The New Landscape

Chapter 3. Community-Based Services and the Aging Networks

Chapter 4. The Rights and Well-Being of Older Americans


Section IV. Our Aging Future—Survival, Sustainability, and Success

Chapter 5. The Future Is Now: Workforce Issues of the Aging Networks

Chapter 6. Our Aging World and the Challenge of Change

Chapter 7. Our Aging Future—Persistent and Emerging Issues for the Aging Networks: A Call to Action


Appendix A: State Units on Aging

Appendix B: Administration on Aging Regional Support Centers

Appendix C: National Aging Network Organizations and Resources

Appendix D: Classroom Assignments

Appendix E: Model and Evidenced-Based Programs


About the Authors:

Kelly Niles-Yokum, MPA, PhD, holds a doctorate in gerontology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She received a master’s degree in public administration with a specialty in aging policy from Portland State University. She is an associate professor of Gerontology and the MS Gerontology program director at the University of La Verne working with students and colleagues in the Gerontology Program as part of the College of Business and Public Management. Dr. Niles-Yokum served as managing editor for Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, the offi cial journal of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, for 12 years and has been an active member of the field of gerontology since 1998 when she began her career as program coordinator for the National Alliance for Caregiving in Bethesda, MD.

Donna L. Wagner, PhD, is the dean of the College of Health and Social Services at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces, NM. Prior to coming to NMSU, she served as the founding director of the Gerontology Program at Towson University, Towson, MD, from 1997 to 2010. From 1993 to 1997, she was the vice president for research and development of the National Council on the Aging in Washington, DC. Her area of research is family caregiving. She served on the Institute of Medicine’s Families Caring for an Aging America committee, which was convened from 2014 to 2016.

Target Audience:

This book is useful for students and practitioners of gerontology, public health and social work.


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