- 1. “Successful aging” is a major concept in gerontology today. What is meant by the term “successful aging”? How do factors such as temperament, genetics, age, gender, health, social relationships, race/ethnicity, health behaviors, and socioeconomic status influence successful aging? What can people do to maximize the likelihood that they will age well?
- 2. What is Intergenerational Conflict? How do you see this playing out in our society? Explain, and make reference to themes from the reading.
- 3. How do gender and racial bias threaten the well-being and health of older adults? Be sure to provide specific examples from your reading and cite your sources appropriately.
Defining successful aging: A tangible or elusive concept? https://healthyandsuccessfulaging.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/paper-1-defining-successful-aging-a-tangible-or-elusive-concept/
Planning for “Successful Aging” at Mid-life; https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mid-life-what-crisis/201210/planning-successful-aging-mid-life
A Life Course Perspective on How Racism May Be Related to Health Inequities: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3483932/
Family Characteristics and Intergenerational Transfers: