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Regular gynecologic evaluation in older women is an integral part of medical care, just as it is for women of reproductive age. This should be emphasized since older women often neglect early symptoms of gynecologic diseases, some of which are potentially lethal. With this in mind, the health care provider must be cognizant of not only gynecologic problems that affect all women, but also those disease processes which are either specific to or more prevalent in an older population.


Older Women Who Work: Resilience, Choice, and Change provides one of the first in-depth examinations of women age 65 and older who have delayed retirement, exploring personal and career identity, social roles, and quality of life concerns. Chapter authors share insights about how organizational leaders can change societal structures to better support the motivations and needs of diverse older women in the workplace.

The book also describes how consultants, educators, and mental health professionals can encourage development of personal grit, to help the growing s of older women exercise their right to opportunities and be adaptable in the face of employment challenges. Denmark Award for Contributions to Women and Aging.

Cole works on several fronts to change the perception of aging from one that is medically driven to one that focuses on quality of life and celebration. Lisa Hollis-Sawyer, PhD, coordinates the gerontology program at Northeastern Illinois University and is an associate professor in the psychology department. COVID resources for psychologists, health-care workers and the public.

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Part of the Psychology of Women Series. Clark, and Madeline M. She lives in Albany, NY. Visit her blog at 70Candles.

Hollis-Sawyer lives in the Chicago, IL area. Follow her on Twitter: LHollisSawyer. Contact APA Books.

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