Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 23rd September 2022
Anne Ring is an 80-year-old health sociologist who also has degrees in psychology and anthropology, and whose understanding of ageing matters comes from extensive experience both professionally and personally. Her PhD thesis in health sociology looked at 50 years of health, body image and ageing issues as they were presented in the popular media, and since then she’s continued writing extensively and being “old and happy about it”.
Extensively researched and up-to-date, Engaging with Ageing is full of stories, quotes and advice from people of all professions, passions and stages of ageing. Broken into easy-to-read sections, with Anne’s Top Tips summarising key points of interest.
“Most of us are loathe to address the realities of aging and dying, despite the wealth of evidence that satisfaction and serenity in late life are grounded in exactly that. Anne Ring to the rescue! Her accessible, meticulously researched, wide-ranging book is packed with science and stories about the positives and pitfalls of growing old. Readers will come away equipped to make the most of the years ahead, whatever they may hold.” – Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism
“Anne Ring has done us all a service by writing a really practical handbook which will not only help all of us age well but which also rebuts a host of false stereotypes about older people … This book will help us all to have a better and more engaged quality of life as we age. It will also be invaluable to younger generations wanting to support cross-generational solidarity and friendship.” – Robert Tickner AO, Co-Chair, EveryAGE Counts