This course examines the social and cultural perspectives on aging. Public and personal aspects of aging will be addressed through historical, theoretical, cultural, and social venues. Topics will include work and retirement, social policy, older people as social and political forces, care needs, diversity, economics, social support, and disability.
Compare historical roles of older adults in society.
Describe the evolution of perspectives on aging.
Summarize the changes in postindustrial society that impact the older adult.
Transition From Worker to Retiree
Compare options for transitioning from worker to retiree.
Differentiate factors that impact retirement.
Describe the economic and financial impact of retirement.
Social and Cultural Concerns of Aging
Describe social and cultural concerns that impact the older adult.
Analyze poverty and inequality patterns in older adults.
Support Systems and Services
Compare informal and formal support systems and services.
Evaluate the sources of funding for support systems and services.
Changes in Relationships
Explain the ramifications of aging on relationships.
Evaluate the impact of changing finances on relationships for older adults.
Public Policy and Political Force
Discuss the impact of public policy on the older adults.
Explain the effect of political activism on older adults.
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