***Important**** – Complete the assignments in the following order:
Aging: Discussion 1, Discussion 3, Reply to the discussion post, Discussion 2, Discussion 4.
Anthropology: Discussion 1, Discussion 2
Microeconomics: Discussion 1, Discussion 2
Topic – Aging
Discussion 1 – Aging (300 words) –
Please find an older adult who has struggled with finances or health care. If you don’t have a family member or friend to interview, contact your local senior center and ask if there is someone who is willing to volunteer as an interviewee. To the degree to which the older adult is willing, explore how his/her financial or health care standing put him/her at risk or influenced his/her well-being. Summarize the most important parts of the conversation in 300 words and upload it here.
Discussion 2 – Aging (300 words)
Pick a community organization or senior residence for an onsite interview of a professional whose responsibility it is to coordinate/direct the operations. Options include, but are not limited to, local:
· Area Agencies on Aging (aka Office of the Aging)
· Sr. Centers
· Independent Living Facilities
· Assisted Living Facilities
· Nursing Homes
Collect factual information about the services provided by the organization/facility, the types of participants, and eligibility (entry) and discharge (exit) criteria for the participants. Include your personal observations as well. Summarize your thoughts in 300 words and upload the document here.
Discussion 3- Aging (250 words)
What civic/social/governmental programs do you believe most helpful to those elders at risk for abuse? Have you ever seen abuse? What did you do?