The Societal Effect of An Aging Population
Because research methods in gerontology have improved, there is now a better understanding of many aspects of aging. Research findings to date provide the empirical background for the theories and topics covered in the current issues in gerontology. Therefore, as a human service and public service leader, it will be significant that you integrate the current information with the suggested implications for gerontological practice and policy.
Think about your experience working with aging adults with different backgrounds and life stories. Focus on situations in which you have developed an understanding of aging and older adults.
For your initial post in this discussion, reflect on your past experiences and the information in your course readings and assess your understanding. Address the self-assessment questions below. Complete your post by summarizing how you view the aging population.
- What do you see as the most challenging aspect for you of working with an aging population?
- What are your strengths as a multidisciplinary human service and public service leader when working with aging adults? What would you like to improve?
- How do you think others view your multidisciplinary human service and public service leader interests and abilities? Moreover, how would you like them to consider your interests and abilities?