Survival Techniques for the Young Elderly (Innbundet)

An Instruction Manual for Adapting to Old Age


Klara Bøe og Petter Henriksen

Norwegian title: Overlevelsesteknikk for unge gamle
Norwegian subtitle: Håndbok i tilrettelegging av alderdommen
Author: og
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2014
Pages: 224
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202447526
Kategori: Narrative Non-fiction
Overview Overlevelsesteknikk for unge gamle

The sixty-something year-old is approaching the quiet life of a pensioner. It's time to reap the harvest of all these years of fulfilling duties, surrender to old age and relax. That's what you think! Instead you realise that new expectations have grown up: the joyous ambitions for a rich life.

Welcome to the hard world of the young elderly!

There are lots of new things you have to master – or steel yourself against. This book shows you how. With a combination of friendly concern and biting ruthlessness, the authors describe the wide choice of roles which the young elderly are expected to master: Style icon (stay elegant); Globetrotter (see the world) Kitchen god or goddess (please your family and friends); Tough guy (control the physical decline); Intellectual (control the mental decline); Proprietor (manage property); Social animal (cultivate relationships with a growing circle of friends); Culture buff (keep up-to-date with cultural life); Play leader (spoil the grandchildren); Senior consultant (stay in the management network); Carer (give your own parents a dignified old age).

A humorous slant at the many challenges of being a pensioner and how best to tackle them.

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