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.
Explain the effect of political activism on older adults.
Discuss the impact of public policy on the older adults.
Changes in Relationships
Evaluate the impact of changing finances on relationships for older adults.
Explain the ramifications of aging on relationships.
Support Systems and Services
Evaluate the sources of funding for support systems and services.
Compare informal and formal support systems and services.
Social and Cultural Concerns of Aging
Analyze poverty and inequality patterns in older adults.
Describe social and cultural concerns that impact the older adult.
Transition From Worker to Retiree
Describe the economic and financial impact of retirement.
Differentiate factors that impact retirement.
Compare options for transitioning from worker to retiree.
Summarize the changes in postindustrial society that impact the older adult.
Describe the evolution of perspectives on aging.
Compare historical roles of older adults in society.
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