What are Old People For?: How Elders will Save the World by William H. Thomas. (370 pages, 6 hrs) 9.95
Written by a specialist in aging, this book draws upon popular culture, history, science, and literature to create a strong vision for a future in which old age becomes a healing force in our society. Dr. Thomas shows us how we can abolish today's version of nursing homes and develop the capacity for peacemaking and wisdom giving that grows within older people. Green Houses, communities where older people live together intentionally, bring meaning and worth to the last half of life. ♦ Publisher's Web Site