Getting Old is a Disaster


Author: Rita Lakin
Publisher: NYLA
ISBN: 1943772487
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Gladdy Gold Mystery #5 “The Golden Girls play Nancy Drew in their own funny and creative ways...colorful and Meshugeneh.”—Mystery Scene After schlepping all over New York City, senior PI Gladdy Gold is happy to be back on Florida turf. Especially now that she and Jack Langford are officially an item. But no sooner has the yenta brigade gotten back to their favorite routines, such as poolside stretching and kvetching—than the notorious outlaw, the “Grandpa Bandit,” issues Gladdy’s detective agency a direct challenge: Catch me if you can. The dapper thief has hit six Fort Lauderdate banks and it’s up to Gladdy and the girls to stop him before he robs another. But a bandit takes a back burner to murder any day—especially when a monster hurricane reveals a 50-year-skeleton at Lanai Gardens retirement community. Gladdy and the gals are about to uncover a ruthless killer—if he doesn’t kill them first!! "Ms. Lakin pens an entertaining cozy mystery series with a set of lovable and oddball characters. The mystery has a puzzling plot with twists and turns that will surprise readers at the outcome. Retirement takes on a new meaning after spending time with Gladdy and her gladiators! Gladdy Gold and her screwball bunch of gladiators are out to solve another hilarious case." –Fresh Fiction “This is a wonderful series for cozy-lovers of all persuasions.” –Mystery Lovers “Rita Lakin’s delightful series featuring senior sleuth Gladdy Gold and her posse of kibitzing friends continues . . . full of humor and heart.” –Mystery Scene

Getting Old is to Die For


Author: Rita Lakin
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440337356
Category: Fiction
Page: 204
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Gladdy Gold may have gone from dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker to South Florida retiree, but she’s loving every minute of it. Between poolside gossip, a hot-to-trot boyfriend, and a booming detective business, life couldn’t be sunnier—until a trip back north with her sister Evvie leads to murder and mayhem starring the usual suspects. Unbeknownst to Gladdy, her fellow detectives are hot on her trail. Sophie, Bella, and Ida no sooner land their tootsies in the Big Apple than trouble promptly finds them. But while the girls go deep undercover, posing as bag ladies to catch a criminal, there’s another surprise awaiting Gladdy. Her boyfriend, Jack, is in town too—and he’s reopening a forty-seven-year-old cold case: the murder of Gladdy’s husband. Can Gladdy and Jack join forces to solve a decades-old crime—and maybe heal some wounded hearts in the process? From the Paperback edition.

Getting Old Can Kill You


Author: Rita Lakin
Publisher: NYLA
ISBN: 1943772495
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Gladdy Gold Mystery #7 “The Golden Girls play Nancy Drew in their own funny and creative ways...colorful and Meshugeneh.”—Mystery Scene Life isn’t always sunny in Florida! Back from her blissful honeymoon with her longtime beau, Jack Langford, Gladdy Gold thinks it would be perfect for Jack, an ex-cop, to join her detective agency. But Gladdy’s gals say no dice and soon, Ida, Sophie, and Bella are taking classes to be real PIs on their own. Soon enough, there’s plenty of trouble to go around when sultry Joyce Steiner reopens an old rivalry with Arlene Simon, whose husband ran off with Joyce fifty-five years earlier. And when Joyce is murdered, Arlene is the prime suspect. Gladdy and her girls will have to reunite if they’re going to get to the truth...if it doesn’t kill them first!! "Ms. Lakin pens an entertaining cozy mystery series with a set of lovable and oddball characters. The mystery has a puzzling plot with twists and turns that will surprise readers at the outcome. Retirement takes on a new meaning after spending time with Gladdy and her gladiators! Gladdy Gold and her screwball bunch of gladiators are out to solve another hilarious case." –Fresh Fiction “This is a wonderful series for cozy-lovers of all persuasions.” –Mystery Lovers “Rita Lakin’s delightful series featuring senior sleuth Gladdy Gold and her posse of kibitzing friends continues . . . full of humor and heart.” –Mystery Scene

Getting Old Can Hurt You


Author: Rita Lakin
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780109881
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 2007
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The unexpected arrival of a long-lost granddaughter leads to mystery and mayhem in the thoroughly entertaining new Gladdy Gold mystery.

Jumpy


Author: April De Angelis
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571283470
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 112
View: 745
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-You're having some kind of crisis. -It's called being fifty. You must be having it too. Hilary once protested at Greenham. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter to go out fully clothed. A frank and funny family drama questioning parental anxieties and life after fifty, Jumpy by April De Angelis premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in October 2011.

Getting Old is Tres Dangereux


Author: Rita Lakin
Publisher: NYLA
ISBN: 1943772509
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Gladdy Gold Mystery #6 “The Golden Girls play Nancy Drew in their own funny and creative ways...colorful and Meshugeneh.”—Mystery Scene Senior sleuth, Gladdy Gold and her beau, Jack, are finally headed to the altar and life is simply perfect until a spontaneous excursion brings a gorgeous Frenchwoman back into Jack’s life. Younger than Gladdy, she still has eyes only for Jack and can’t see the danger her glamours undercover work and books have put her in. Gladdy may wish she was dead, but solving who’s behind the threat will be the right thing to do—and get Miss France back on the plane besides! The game’s afoot! Gladdy Gold finds out that she has a competitor wanting to steal Jack Langford away from her. She's a gorgeous younger redhead from France. Not only that, but there is a killer wanting to murder the Frenchwoman, and Jack is the only one who can save her. Thrills and chills. Don't miss it! "Ms. Lakin pens an entertaining cozy mystery series with a set of lovable and oddball characters. The mystery has a puzzling plot with twists and turns that will surprise readers at the outcome. Retirement takes on a new meaning after spending time with Gladdy and her gladiators! Gladdy Gold and her screwball bunch of gladiators are out to solve another hilarious case." –Fresh Fiction “This is a wonderful series for cozy-lovers of all persuasions.” –Mystery Lovers “Rita Lakin’s delightful series featuring senior sleuth Gladdy Gold and her posse of kibitzing friends continues . . . full of humor and heart.” –Mystery Scene

The Worst It Can Be Is A Disaster

The Life Story of Braham Murray and the Royal Exchange Theatre
Author: Braham Murray
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408147866
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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The Worst It Can Be is a Disaster is the autobiography of Braham Murray, founding director of the Royal Exchange Manchester which in 2006 celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. With a foreword by Sir Tom Courtenay. Born into a Jewish family, Braham Murray struggled against his parents' expectations that he should follow them into the world of commerce; instead he became at twenty-two the youngest artistic director in the country when he took over Century Theatre, a theatre company based in Manchester. Detailing his relationships and the theatrical successes and flops along the way, the narrative takes us through his early years with Century Theatre, with the 69 Theatre Company, and the birth of the Royal Exchange Manchester in the heart of Manchester in 1976. Twenty years later, the theatre rose from the ashes of the IRA bomb brilliantly opening a new production on time just ten days after the bomb had destroyed the city centre. The role and influence of the author's Jewish heritage and of his key collaborators - including Caspar Wrede and Michael Elliott - are explored in this illuminating and inspiring account of one of English theatre's great directors. 'Braham's passion is sometimes overwhelming, sometimes annoying but completely inspirational. It's his passion that the Royal Exchange has thrived on, and this book is full of his passion for the theatre.' Robert Lindsay

Social Work with Older People


Author: Karin Crawford,Janet Walker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857252453
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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This second edition looks in detail at the role of the social worker who engages with older people. It enables the reader to develop the key skills required to understand the mental and physical needs of older people in society while encouraging plenty of discussion and critical, independent thought. Furthermore, this book is a source of contemporary research and offers the reader insights into government legislation and policy. It is an essential read for any student who wants to develop a distinctive focus on social work with older people.

Prepping on a Budget - Proper Management Is Key to Prepping


Author: Sneha Agrawal,John Davidson
Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books
ISBN: 1310147124
Category: Travel
Page: 37
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Table of Contents Introduction Why is it so important to save food? It is important to plan before storing Allocation of money for storing food Proper food management Variety of food that can be stored It is important to throw away decomposed food Techniques of storing food for longer duration Equipment and utilities that we need to have Storage Techniques Storage Methods It is important to buy the correct products Substitutes at the time of prolonged disaster Water storage and its importance Conclusion Author bio Publisher Introduction We are aware of the fact that disasters can strike at any time of day, and at any place. We are also aware of the fact that we should remain prepared to overcome any such situations and for that we should have some kind of backup. We even know that we should always have some kind of food and water storage, for some days; this will ensure that we are able to live a normal life until the bad effect of the disaster is over. But, the whole question is do we actually follow the simple rule of life, or do we even know the whole process of prepping? Most of the time people face some kind of atrocious situation only because of lack of knowledge about a particular thing. This same case is applicable here, where one does not have adequate knowledge on what to store and how much to store. We sometimes waste a lot of money on buying what is not important and even if we buy correct supply, we do not have adequate knowledge about the storage system of food. This leads to wastage of lot of money, and also does not provide surety on the survival plan. In this book we will discuss about all the parts in detail, so that a person is able to fight back in tough situations, without having to invest a lot of money in it.

From City Life to Country - A Disaster

It Walked Like Human, But It Was Not Human
Author: Harold Edwin Kirtley Jr.
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480906638
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 34
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From City Life to Country Life - A Disaster: It Walked Like Human, But It Was Not Human is the true account of the Kirtley family youth. In the 1940s and 1950s drama and strife struck the family, and the author moved to the countryside along with his brothers and sister. As they struggle through much character-building handwork, they often find food and money to be running short. From City Life to Country Life tells how the children dealt with these struggles as well as with their complicated relationships with their Grandma and Daddy. Additional adventure ensure with the appearance of a non-human creature. The creature, “IT” trolls the countryside, causing fear and anxiety. This is Harold Edwin Kirtley Jr.’s account of “IT”.

How to Save Your Stuff from a Disaster

Complete Instructions on how to Protect and Save Your Family History, Heirlooms and Collectibles
Author: Scott M. Haskins
Publisher: How To Save Your Stuff
ISBN: 0964964708
Category: Antiques
Page: 204
View: 7980
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Training the Disaster Search Dog


Author: Shirley Hammond
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1617811165
Category:
Page: N.A
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Disaster Search Dog (DSD) teams save lives. Quick response to natural and man-made disasters can mean the difference between life and death for trapped victims. Highly trained Disaster Search Dog teams are an increasingly important component in response efforts to save lives in the face of terrorist attacks, earthquakes, and floods-and training these teams has never been more important. Detailed how-to information to pass FEMA tests.

The Disaster Survival Bible


Author: Junius Podrug
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466806702
Category: Reference
Page: 272
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In the midst of the war on terror, frightening natural disasters, and danger seemingly lurking around every corner, it's impossible to prepare for every eventuality. But Junius Podrug, the author of Stop Being a Victim: A Survival Kit For The New Millennium, has gathered practically every bit of information the government has deemed necessary for survival in a variety of harrowing situations. Podrug offers practical guidelines to follow as well as how to prepare yourself for anything from being lost in the woods to a full-scale nuclear disaster. Included in this guide is Homeland Security's comprehensive survival guide along with links to guides that elaborate upon almost every significant natural or manmade threat. Learn how to deal with various natural disasters, biological and chemical agents, radiological hazards, and nuclear terrorism. The Disaster Survival Bible covers it all and Podrug delivers it in a crisp, clear, and concise package, so you'll be ready for whatever the world has in store. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Prepper's Complete Book of Disaster Readiness

Life-Saving Skills, Supplies, Tactics and Plans
Author: Jim Cobb
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 161243259X
Category: Reference
Page: 260
View: 6319
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The Ancient Art of Growing Old


Author: Tom Payne
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448130018
Category: Philosophy
Page: 208
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Bette Davis said ‘Old age ain’t no place for sissies’. If that’s true, we could all use a little help as we approach our twilight years. Translator Tom Payne turns to Ovid, Seneca, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes to discover invigorating counsel on mental decline, medicine, late love affairs, death and legacy. This lively tour of ancient attitudes to ageing, supplemented by a translation of Cicero’s ‘On Old Age’, reveals the true art of growing old gracefully.

What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Getting Older

An Insider's Survival Manual for Outsmarting the Health-Care System
Author: Mark Lachs, M.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101543574
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 400
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Aging well frequently involves feeling your way blindly through a complex medical world: dealing with multiple doctors, facing baffling financial decisions, and figuring out whether you or a parent needs care outside the home. What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Getting Older turns the lights on, illuminating potential pitfalls and showing a way around them. This book is an indispensible survival guide, gathering all the information you need to have but that too often doctors just don't give you. Writing with great experience and good humor, renowned geriatrician Mark Lachs explains how to choose your doctors, stay out of the emergency room, plan financially for retirement, outfit your house to stay safe, and, most important, how to have as many healthy years as possible.

Disaster Recovery Planning for Communications and Critical Infrastructure


Author: Leo Anthony Wrobel,Sharon M. Wrobel
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1596934697
Category: Business
Page: 325
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Addressing the vulnerabilities in today's critical infrastructure to natural disasters and terrorism, this practical book describes what you should be doing to protect your infrastructure before the unthinkable happens. You learn how to maintain command and control in any disaster, and how to predict the probability of those disasters. Written by two highly regarded experts in the field, this one-of-a-kind book shows you how to simplify risk assessments and emergency response procedures to disasters affecting our critical national and local infrastructure.

I Love Growing Older, But I'll Never Grow Old


Author: J. Ellsworth Kalas,John Schroeder
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426755929
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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Growing older is a process. Growing old is a conclusion. If you're growing older you see some hope because you have perspective and you keep learning. If you've grown old, you may cynically think that times have never been as bad as they are now, and that they can only get worse. This book is about learning how to "make peace with where you are right now." It's about learning from the past and then moving past it. It's about growing--personally, spiritually, and in our relationships with God and with others. If we think properly about growing older we'll never have to grow old.

Older People in Emergencies

Considerations for Action and Policy Development
Author: David Hutton,World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241547391
Category: Medical
Page: 44
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Older people have often been overlooked in disasters and conflicts, and their concerns have rarely been addressed by emergency programs or planners. This analysis seeks to highlight factors that particularly affect older people in emergencies, especially health-related concerns, propose a strategy to raise awareness about older people in emergencies and recommend policies and practices to address these considerations. Until recently, older people's needs in disasters and conflicts were addressed only by broader adult health and humanitarian programs. This has changed as several recent emergencies highlighted this population's vulnerabilities. Of the 14 800 deaths in France during the 2003 heat wave, 70% were of people over 75 years. Of the estimated 1330 people who died in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, most were older persons. In Louisiana, 71% of those who died were older than 60 years; 47% of this group were over 77 years old. Worldwide, the UNHCR has estimated that older persons make up 8.5% of the overall refugee population, and in some cases comprise more than 30% of caseloads. In 2005, approximately 2.7 million people over the age of 60 were living as refugees or internally displaced persons. Globally, the proportion of older people is growing faster than any other age group. In 2000 one in ten, or about 600 million, people were 60 years or older. By 2025, this figure is expected to reach 1.2 billion people, and in 2050 around 1.9 billion. In developing countries, where 80% of older people live, the proportion of those over 60 years old in 2025 will increase from 7% to 12%. The increasing population of older people has drawn attention to the need to revise humanitarian policies to adequately serve this group s basic living and health requirements. From a health perspective, it is important to recognize the needs of older persons and to develop appropriate policies to promote emergency health care. Yet it is equally critical to assess and prepare for demographic and health trends that determine the shape of future emergencies. By 2050, the prevalence of disability in some developing countries is projected to rise by 400% as the population ages. At the same time, it is important to observe that the older population as a whole is neither helpless nor dependent. Most older people are capable of coping and adapting, despite increasing poor health and frailty as they age. Older people contribute immeasurably to their families and communities in various roles, and commonly sacrifice their well being to help their children and grandchildren. In Africa, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has seen older persons assume responsibility for raising many thousands of orphaned grandchildren and other children in need. Finally, older people contribute to their communities their decades of accumulated experience, knowledge and understanding. This insight makes them an essential resource and potential partner in developing emergency preparedness and response programmes.

What is a Disaster?

New Answers to Old Questions
Author: Ronald W. Perry,Enrico Louis Quarantelli
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781413479867
Category: Social Science
Page: 442
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What is a Disaster? Addresses the most basic question in the field: that of defining the phenomenon of study. For theoretical advancement, it is important that researchers begin to develop a consensus about the meaning of disasters and related phenomena. With the rise in international terrorism, one must clarify whether these events are disasters and if so, what kind of disasters. Similarly, in addition to natural disasters, do we include riots, explosions, nuclear power plant accidents, damn collapses, and land subsidence under the same conceptual umbrella? What practical and theoretical differences does it make if the same label is used or not used for such different situations? What is a Disaster? Brings together twelve social scientists representing eight disciplines and seven countries to share their definition and vision of disasters. In the process, a wide range of views are expressed and issues raised regarding the relationship of academic versus practical definitions, the impact of grouping types of disasters in different ways, and the epistemologies on which theoretical growth should rest. The forum provided involves the presentation of each author's views, followed by a discussant's critique, and closed with a response from the author. The editor's close the volume with discussions of the theoretical framework of disaster research and an agenda for disaster research in the twenty-first century.