What can people do to maximize the likelihood that they will age well?

Respond to the following items. Be sure to reference your resources as appropriate.

  • 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.

2 pages.


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: