Aging Wisely: A Guide for Helping Professionals equips future practitioners with fundamental ideas and tools for working effectively with older adults. The book contains several pedagogical features to facilitate learning and improve the student experience.
Chapter Introductions and Highlights at the beginning of each chapter set the stage for learning and prepare students to engage with new concepts and ideas.
Reflection Exercises invite students to analyze material written about older adults and draw connections to their own lives to personalize the learning experience and foster empathy.
Lab Practice, Small Group, and Out-of-Class Activities represent engaging and interactive opportunities for students to apply what they’ve learned, participate in lively discussion, and build knowledge and understanding independently.
Personal Profiles bring the stories of those who have worked and currently work with aging populations to life. These stories demonstrate the complexity and humanity, as well as the struggles and joys implicit in working with older adults.
Highlight Boxes and Informational Tables provide emphasis and detail for key concepts covered throughout the book.