Mount professor’s book earns prestigious ‘Choice’ designation

January 17, 2019

Disability and Aging: Learning from Both to Empower the Lives of Older Adults, by Jeffrey Kahana, associate professor of the Division of Social Sciences at Mount Saint Mary College, was recently named a 2018 Choice Outstanding Academic Title.
Each January, Choice magazine publishes its Outstanding Academic Titles list, which reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year. Out of the approximately 6,000 books reviewed by the magazine last year, only about 450 were named a 2018 Choice Outstanding Academic Title.
Disability and Aging examines late life disability through the lens of advocates for the disabled and students of gerontology. As such, it has a wide audience, including scholars, care receivers and their caregivers, medical and other professionals, and more. Kahana coauthored the book with his mother, Eva Kahana, a professor of humanities and director of the Elderly Care Research Center at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.
The Mount professor hopes that readers will gain an “understanding of the unique vantage points of older people who live with increasing frailty and disability, recognizing their right to accept or reject a disability identity.”
Mount Saint Mary College is ranked a Top-Tier University by U.S. News & World Report, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for careers in healthcare, business, education, social services, communications, media, and more.