Welcome to the Companion Site!
This site is intended to enhance your use of Aging, Ninth Edition, by Harry R. Moody and Jennifer R. Sasser. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.
Since its initial publication in 1994, this text has been hailed as a creative innovation in the teaching or college-level aging courses within the United States and Canada. The text is not simply a summary of research literature. Instead, it focuses on controversies and questions, rather than on assimilating facts or coming up with a single "correct view about aging and older people. The unique text-reader format encourages readers to first grasp basic ideas about aging, and then reflect more deeply about issues raised by the study of aging.
In each of the three Basic Concepts sections, an opening essay by the authors provides factual background on three domains: aging over the life course, health and health care, and socioeconomic aspects of aging. Each essay is followed by a series of edited readings, offering different perspectives from experts and specialists on that subject. The book presents aging as a process that begins at birth and extends over an entire life span, rather than a fixed period of life. Focus on Practice and Focus on the Future inserts engage student interest and help them to apply their knowledge.
We gratefully acknowledge Harry R. Moody and Jennifer R. Sasser for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.