On Old Age

On Old Age

His body is absolutely free from unhealthy humours, and so he still performs all the duties and functions of a king. Active exercise, therefore, and temperance can preserve some part of one's former strength even in old age.

Author: Cicero

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781425008772

Category: Philosophy

Page: 58

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It's an essay on old age and death. Its rational and philosophical subject matter is embellished by beautiful language. This book is a luminous substantiation of Cicero's meticulous emblematic style. It is still popular as Cicero's powerful commentary over a very momentous issue of growing age with explanatory notes is astounding. Timeless!
Categories: Philosophy

M T Cicero s Cato Major Or Discourse on Old Age Translated by James Logan With Explanatory Notes By Benj Franklin With an Introduction Signed B Franklin Altered from that Prefixed to the Philadelphia Edition of 1744 With a Portrait of Franklin

M  T  Cicero s Cato Major  Or Discourse on Old Age      Translated by James Logan   With Explanatory Notes  By Benj  Franklin   With an Introduction Signed  B  Franklin  Altered from that Prefixed to the Philadelphia Edition of 1744  With a Portrait of Franklin

old age in particular fo eafy ; but these , you know , are articles that fall but to very few people's fhare . CATO . I confefs , Lælius , there may be fomething in what you fay : but the point lies not altogether there ; for , as ' tis ...

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero


ISBN: BL:A0017999068


Page: 182

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Aging and Old Age

Aging and Old Age

Aging and old age are subject to change as the societies in which people grow up and grow older continually change. Exploring these themes helps us to understand and explain the large array of data on old people.

Author: Anne Foner

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X001046737

Category: Aged

Page: 162

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Categories: Aged

Intergenerational Support and Old Age in Africa

Intergenerational Support and Old Age in Africa

The Madrid Second World Assembly on Aging 2002: Focus on Old Age Economic Security Policy Needs The threat of poverty for older people, especially in the poorest countries—and the risk of social exclusion, abuse, chronic ill—health and ...

Author: Isabella Aboderin

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412809290

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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In most societies of the world, including in Africa, re- sponsibility for the material support of older people unable to sustain themselves through work or investments originally resided with their younger generational family members--especially their adult children. Aboderin explores this topic specifically for Africa. In the wake of social or economic change, societies experience shifts in the degree to which families support their elders. Questions about the proper balance of family and state responsibility, however, persist, especially in light of socio-demographic trends and constraints in public expenditure. In most of sub-Saharan Africa, in contrast to other world regions, economic security policies for older people have not yet been formulated, despite declines in material family support along with rising poverty to which a growing elderly population is exposed. In part, this betrays the crucial lack of understanding about how and why these shifts in support have occurred in African societies--and, thus, a profound uncertainty about what balance of individual, family, and state responsibilities will be culturally appropriate and effective in ensuring economic security for older Africans both now and in the future. Aboderin aims to address these gaps in understanding. She provides an empirical and theoretical analysis of the micro and macro level processes that have underpinned recent declines in old age family support in African societies and likely parameters of future familial support. She also addresses more fundamental theoretical questions about how we should think about the relationships between intergenerational support, norms and values, and societal change. Intergenerational Support in Africa will be of interest to students of African studies, economic policy and theory concerning eldercare, sociology, and social welfare development.
Categories: Political Science

Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

With respect to age and ageing, taking Eva's perspective means that readers can learn from Lang zalze leven that young people should be conscious of what being old means to people, but first and foremost that every individual should get ...

Author: Vanessa Joosen

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496815194

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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Contributions by Gökçe Elif Baykal, Lincoln Geraghty, Verónica Gottau, Vanessa Joosen, Sung-Ae Lee, Cecilia Lindgren, Mayako Murai, Emily Murphy, Mariano Narodowski, Johanna Sjöberg, Anna Sparrman, Ingrid Tomkowiak, Helma van Lierop-Debrauwer, Ilgim Veryeri Alaca, and Elisabeth Wesseling Media narratives in popular culture often assign interchangeable characteristics to childhood and old age, presuming a resemblance between children and the elderly. These designations in media can have far-reaching repercussions in shaping not only language, but also cognitive activity and behavior. The meaning attached to biological, numerical age--even the mere fact that we calculate a numerical age at all--is culturally determined, as is the way people "act their age." With populations aging all around the world, awareness of intergenerational relationships and associations surrounding old age is becoming urgent. Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media caters to this urgency and contributes to age literacy by supplying insights into the connection between childhood and senescence to show that people are aged by culture. Treating classic stories like the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales and Heidi; pop culture hits like The Simpsons and Mad Men; and international productions, such as Turkish television cartoons and South Korean films, contributors explore the recurrent idea that "children are like old people," as well as other relationships between children and elderly characters as constructed in literature and media from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. This volume deals with fiction and analyzes language as well as verbally sparse, visual productions, including children's literature, film, television, animation, and advertising.
Categories: Social Science

Report on Old Age Relief

Report on Old Age Relief

Author: Connecticut. Commission on old age pensions


ISBN: UOM:39015063045697

Category: Old age pensions

Page: 207

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Categories: Old age pensions

Old age Pensions

Old age Pensions

Hearings Before the Committee on Labor, House of Representatives, Seventy-first Congress, Second Session, on Old-age Pensions. February 20, 21, and 28, 1930 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Labor.

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Labor


ISBN: LOC:00117929905

Category: Old age pensions

Page: 352

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Categories: Old age pensions

Choices in Financing Health Care and Old Age Security

Choices in Financing Health Care and Old Age Security

Financial Security in Old Age: A Case Study of Singapore Choices in Financing Health Care and Old Age Security Financial. Singapore has a mandatory old age savings plan but also relies on the informal safety net of family and community.

Author: Nicholas Prescott

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821342843

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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In November 1997 the World Bank and Singapore's Institute of Policy Studies sponsored a conference, "Financing Health Care and Old Age Security", to assess and identify potential solutions to these concerns. It addressed a topic of concern to nearly every country, developing and industrial, that is, how to deal with the implications of financing medical care and income security for rapidly aging populations. The issues identified and the solutions proposed can provide insight and guidance for policymakers, researchers, and others interested in addressing these challenges now. Of special interest are the contributors' analyses of Singapore's unique, integrated approach to managing social risk, which is based on mandatory individual savings accounts.
Categories: Medical

The Farmer and Old age Security

The Farmer and Old age Security

Although many farmers expected to be able to meet their retirement needs , or , more properly the needs of old age , they did not expect to retire as they grew older ( table 25 ) . Only 15 percent of the Connecticut operators ...

Author: Israel Mordecai Baill


ISBN: UVA:X030490519

Category: Rural elderly

Page: 43

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Categories: Rural elderly

Social Security Rulings on Federal Old age Survivors Disability and Health Insurance Benefits

Social Security Rulings on Federal Old age  Survivors  Disability and Health Insurance Benefits

Federal Regulations under Title 20 - Chapter III - Part 404 , Federal OldAge , Survivors , and Disability Insurance ( 1950- ) . For example , 20 CFR 404.312 refers to section 404.312 , Part 404 , Chapter III , Title 20 of the Code of ...

Author: United States. Social Security Administration. Office of Program Policy and Planning


ISBN: STANFORD:36105219351447

Category: Social security

Page: 894

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Categories: Social security