Because people are living longer these days, all the available resources of the community must make available to them the means and the opportunity to live and enjoy these ""dividend years"" to the fullest. Housing, economic independence, useful work, fellowship and fun, medical care and other therapy, -- all these must be made available to older people that they may continue to make their contribution to the life of the community. E Thomas Culver gives close attention to all these matters, showing where the Church may make its own contribution. But especially is it important for the ministers and members of the congregation to accept the older members and the older people of the community as whole persons, with their own significant contribution to make to the ongoing pattern of life, and the fact that there are no second-class citizens in God's kingdom. There is much material here of great value, not to be passed over by those who are studying one of our most pressing problems growing older in a new world. It's a far cry, says the author, from Whistler's mother to Grandma Moses. There is an excellent bibliography on aging, both general and specifically in the religious field.