Overview1. Aging in America. 2. Stereotypes and Images. 3. Social and Psychological Theories in Later Life Development. 4. Physical Health and Well Being. 5. Mental Health. 6. Friends, Family, and Community. 7. Intimacy and Sexuality. 8. Work and Leisure. 9. Finances and Lifestyles. 10. Living Environments. 11. The Oldest Old and Caregiving. 12. Special Problems. 13. Women and Ethnic Groups. 14. Death and Dying. 15. Politics, Policies, and Programs. Internet Information Resources. References. Photo Credits. Name Index. Subject Index.