The Penelope Project

Author: Anne Basting
Editor: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1609384148
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Of the 15,000 nursing homes in the United States, how many are places you’d want to visit, much less live in? Now that people are living longer and more of the population are elderly, this question is more important than ever, particularly for people with disabilities. We must transform long-term care into an experience we and our loved ones can face without dread. It can be done. The Penelope Project shows how by taking readers on an ambitious journey to create a long-term care community that engages its residents in challenging, meaningful art-making. At Milwaukee’s Luther Manor, a team of artists from the University of Wisconsin’s theatre department and Sojourn Theatre Company, university students, staff, residents, and volunteers traded their bingo cards for copies of The Odyssey. They embarked on a two-year project to examine this ancient story from the perspective of the hero who never left home: Penelope, wife of Odysseus. Together, the team staged a play that engaged everyone and transcended the limits not just of old age and disability but also youth, institutional regulations, and disciplinary boundaries. Inviting readers to see through the eyes of residents, students, artists, staff, family members, and experts in the fields of education, long-term care, and civically engaged arts practice, this book underscores the essential role of the arts and humanities in living richly. Waiting, as Penelope waited, need not be a time of loss and neglect. The Penelope Project boldly dreams of how to make late life a time of growth and learning. If you dream of improving people’s lives through creative endeavors, this book provides practical advice.

Resilience And Ageing

Author: Goulding, Anna
Editor: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447340914
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Understanding how creative interventions can help develop social connectivity and resilience for older people is vital in developing a holistic cross-sector approach towards ageing well. Academics with a wide range of expertise critically reflect on how the built environment, community living, cultural participation, lifelong learning, and artist-led interventions encourage older people to thrive and overcome both challenging life events and the everyday changes associated with ageing. The book uses a range of approaches, including participatory research methods, to bring the voices of older people themselves to the foreground. It looks at how taking part in creative interventions develops different types of social relationships and fosters resilience.

Troubling Care

Author: Pat Armstrong
Editor: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551305402
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How can we plan, organize, distribute, and offer care in ways that treat both those who need it and those who provide it with dignity and respect? Using the example of residential services, Troubling Care: Critical Perspectives on Research and Practices investigates the fractures in our care systems and challenges how caring work is understood in social policy, in academic theory, and among health care providers. In this era defined by government cutbacks and a narrowing sense of collective responsibility, long-term residential care for the elderly and disabled is being undervalued and undermined. A result of a seven-year interdisciplinary research project-in-progress, this book draws together the work of fourteen leading health researchers, including sociologists, medical practitioners, social workers, policy researchers, cultural theorists, and historians. Using a feminist political economy lens, these scholars explore and challenge the theories, work organization, practices, and state-society relations that have come to shape long-term care. Troubling Care offers critical perspectives on the often disquieting arena of care provision and proposes alternatives for thinking about and meeting the needs of some of our most vulnerable citizens in ways that go beyond residential care. This book seeks to bridge not only the gaps between disciplines, but also those between theory and practice. Features: takes an interdisciplinary approach, making this work appropriate for courses in a variety of disciplines including sociology, medicine, social work, health policy, cultural studies, and political economy includes the work of fourteen leading health researchers, including sociologists, medical practitioners, social workers, policy researchers, cultural theorists, and historians bridges the gap between theory and practice by incorporating both theoretical research and specific case examples

The Cultural Context Of Aging Worldwide Perspectives 4th Edition

Author: Jay Sokolovsky
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440852022
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From the laughing clubs of India and robotic granny minders of Japan to the "Flexsecurity" system of Denmark and the elderscapes of Florida, experts in this collection bring readers cutting-edge and future-focused approaches to our aging population worldwide. In this fourth edition of an award-winning text on the consequences of global aging, a team of expert anthropologists and other social scientists presents the issues and possible solutions as our population over age 60 rises to double that of the year 2000. Chapters describe how the consequences of global aging will influence life in the 21st century in relation to biological limits on the human life span, cultural construction of the life cycle, generational exchange and kinship, makeup of households and community, and attitudes toward disability and death. This completely revised edition includes 20 new chapters covering China, Japan, Denmark, India, West and East Africa, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, indigenous Amazonia, rural Italy, and the ethnic landscape of the United States. A popular feature is an integrated set of web book chapters listed in the contents, discussed in chapter introductions, and available on the book's web site. Takes a qualitative, case study approach, with most chapters informed by original, ongoing field research around the world Draws its reputation from use in courses from anthropology, sociology, and psychology to social work, nursing, and public health at 60 universities Discusses and points readers to related web book chapters, available on the book's website Provides access to valuable web support offering literature updates, educational activities, videos, and more

The Fabric Needlecraft Project Book

Author: Penelope Cream
Editor: Smithmark Publishers
ISBN: 9780831762551
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Covering a variety of techniques including sewing, applique, quilting, patchwork, ribboncrafts, needlepoint, cross stitch, embroidery, crochet, and knitting, a collection of simple gift projects covers ideas for all occasions.

Shelter

Author: Penelope Richardson
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ISBN: 9780975030837
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Catalogue about the work "Give me shelter in times of madness" supporting exhibition and work by Penelope Richardson.

Penelope Perfect Project Best Friend

Author: Chrissie Perry
Editor: Hardie Grant Egmont
ISBN: 1743582994
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Penelope Kingston wants to be perfect. And most of the time she is good, sensible and calm. But then sometimes Penelope is bossy, angry and frustrated. It's like – and this is very weird – there are two Penelopes inside her. She is never quite sure who is going to be stronger on any given day. There's one part of Penelope's life that is definitely not perfect: she doesn't have a best friend. It is absolutely time that Penelope gets a best friend of her own. It makes Penelope very anxious whenever they have to get into pairs at school. Everyone knows that being partners with the teacher means you are the odd one out. Penelope hopes that the new girl at school might be the one. But it's not easy finding a best friend, and it's not easy trying to be perfect. Sometimes, the best idea is to forget to try!

Project Best Friend

Author: Chrissie Perry
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481466038
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Penelope Kingston tries to convince the new girl in town to become her best friend in this charming start to the brand-new Penelope Perfect chapter book series. Penelope Kingston wants to be perfect. And most of the time she is good, sensible, and calm. But then sometimes Penelope is bossy, angry, and frustrated. She is never quite sure which side of her personality is going to be stronger on any given day. But there’s one part of her life that is definitely not perfect: she doesn’t have a best friend. It is time for Penelope to get a best friend of her own. But it isn’t easy finding a best friend, and it definitely isn’t easy trying to be perfect all of the time. Penelope learns that sometimes the best idea is to forget to try!

Creative Care

Author: Anne Basting
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062906194
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A MacArthur Genius Grant recipient pioneers a radical change in how we interact with older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia, as she introduces a proven method that uses the creative arts to bring light and joy to the lives of elders. In Creative Care, Anne Basting lays the groundwork for a widespread transformation in our approach to elder care and uses compelling, touching stories to inspire and guide us all—family, friends, and health professionals—in how to connect and interact with those living with dementia. A MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Basting tells the story of how she pioneered a radical change in how we interact with our older loved ones. Now used around the world, this proven method has brought light and joy to the lives of elders—and those who care for them. Here, for the first time, everyone can learn these methods. Early in her career, Basting noticed a problem: today’s elderly—especially those experiencing dementia and Alzheimer’s— are often isolated in nursing homes or segregated in elder-care settings, making the final years of life feel lonely and devoid of meaning. To alleviate their sense of aloneness, Basting developed a radical approach that combines methods from the world of theater and improvisation with evidence-based therapies that connect people using their own creativity and imagination. Rooted in twenty-five years of research, these new techniques draw on core creative exercises—such as “Yes, and . . .” and “Beautiful Questions.” This approach fosters storytelling and active listening, allowing elders to freely share ideas and stories without worrying about getting the details “correct.” Basting’s research has shown that these practices stimulate the brain and awaken the imagination to add wonder and awe to patients’ daily lives—and provide them a means of connection, both with the world and with those caring for them. Creative Care promises to bring light and hope to a community that needs it most.

Third Nasa Langley Formal Methods Workshop

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Financial Modelling For Project Finance

Author: Penelope Anne Lynch
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ISBN: 9781855645448
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This text takes a detailed and practical approach to what a model should do, how it should be structured, what it should contain and how to check the model and sort out problems.

Get Connected

Author: International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO.
Editor: United Nations Publications
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This study focuses on how developing country producers could successfully apply new e-applications and secure post-quota exports in light of the changing nature of textiles and clothing business after January 2005 (when quotas are phased out). It elaborates principles to guide exporters in adopting e-applications so as to develop fruitful long-term relationships with major buyers, deals with e-applications in European Union and United States, presents examples of exporters in developing countries that have successfully found approaches to integrate their systems with those of customers/suppliers. Case studies from Hong Kong buying, sourcing and trading offices, are included, as well as e-applications used by Singapore trading houses and manufacturers.

Aiaa Computing In Aerospace Conference

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Using Penelope To Assess The Correctness Of Nasa Ada Software A Demonstration Of Formal Methods As A Counterpart To Testing

Author: Carl T. Eichenlaub
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Project Appraisal

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Balkanmedia

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First media magazine of the Balkans.

Radio Communication Handbook

Author: Mike Dennison
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Penelope Perfect An Almost Perfect Collection Books 1 4

Author: Chrissie Perry
Editor: Aladdin
ISBN: 9781534400313
File Size: 32,72 MB
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Nobody is perfect, so Penelope Kingston has decided she will just have to be excellent at most things in this charming illustrated chapter book series! The first four books are now available in a paperback boxed set! This absolutely perfect boxed set includes: Project Best Friend Private List for Camp Success Lucky Jars & Broken Promises Truly Terrible Mistake