Global aging is occurring for two major reasons: More people are living longer, and fertility rates have declined in many regions of the world. Therefore, the social position and experiences of the elderly will vary across cultures. The greatest differences in the status of older adults are between traditional societies and the modernized world, with its rapidly changing values, norms, and lifestyles.
Based on what you have read so far in this course, identify the different ways that other societies have addressed issues affecting their elders and the process of aging. In your initial post for this discussion, address the following:
- Describe a situation where you observed multicultural issues with aging adults.
- Discuss a situation where your cultural background would impact your role as a human service and public service leader when working with diverse aging adults.