About the authors: Dr. Lillian L. Beeson is an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg who has received recognition for both her teaching and service, including the Chancellor’s distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Beeson is an active presenter for the American Society on Aging and other groups offering workshops and research on issues affecting the elderly. As Director of Gerontology program for ten years, she was involved in research and conferences. Dr. Mary Jane Dugan, a registered nurse and developmental psychologist, is an Instructor at Slippery Rock University in the Department of Psychology. She has taught in the fields of psychology, gerontology, human development and family issues, and administration of justice. She also teaches part time at Robert Morris College and The University of Phoenix.
2002 0-7734-7152-9 This is a practical guide to wellness promotion among the elderly. Combining their considerable expertise in gerontology, communication, education, drug behavior, and developmental psychology, the book covers a wide array of topics and synthesizes and impressive number of professional disciplines and resource materials. Throughout the work, the authors present ideas first popularized in studies of aging by Bernice Neugarten and Robert Havighurst and apply those ideas to the health and well-being of elders in American society.