Table of Contents
   A Personal Note
   Preface
   The Tragedy of Old Age in Americap. 1
   How to Grow Old and Poor in an Affluent Societyp. 22
   What About My Pension?p. 37
   The Right to Workp. 64
   No Place to Livep. 103
   No Time to Waitp. 139
   The Unfulfilled Prescriptionp. 174
   "They Are Only Senile"p. 225
   Houses of Death Are a Lively Businessp. 260
   Victimization of the Elderlyp. 300
   Pacification and the Politics of Agingp. 321
   The Gift of Lifep. 356
   Loosening Up Lifep. 384
   Growing Old Absurdp. 402
   Sources of Gerontological and Geriatric Literaturep. 423
   Organizations Pertaining to the Elderlyp. 425
   Government Programs for the Elderlyp. 428
   Government Agencies for the Elderlyp. 430
   Other National Organizations with Programs in the Field of Agingp. 435
   Acknowledgmentsp. 445
   Notesp. 447
   Bibliographyp. 471
   Indexp. 483