The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on different ethnic and
generational perspectives on aging and disability as well as to consider their
approaches to the care of the elderly and disabled.
This assignment is open
to a variety of approaches. You may write an essay,
conduct interviews, create a PowerPoint, or make a video.
Your submission must
include the following:
Answers to the following
questions (10 points)
is your personal understanding of what it means to be “old”? What is your
personal understanding of what it means to be “disabled”? Include examples
in both your answers.
might your understanding of aging and disability compare to someone of a
different generation? How might it compare to someone of a different
culture? Include examples in both your answers.
someone in your family needed care due to aging and/or disability, who
would be responsible for providing that care and why? Would it be
important that caregivers be “family”?What is your definition of “family”?
Select one topic – either
aging or disability — and address the following topics (10 points)
some way(s) in which your life been impacted by aging or disability,
either your own or someone else’s.
at least three statistics that you feel provide important information on
attitudes towards the aging or disabled in America and their care and
explain why you selected them. List the resources you used to obtain this
information at the bottom of your paper, in the last slide of your
PowerPoint, or in the space below if you submit a video.
on what you have learned so far in this course, explain how you feel we,
as a society, can do better at addressing the social and healthcare needs
of the aging or the disabled.
Submit your video assignment as a YouTube
the resources used in your video here:
your file as a Word document (.docx).
Include the term Agingand your Last
Name when saving your file. Example:Aging_Smith.docx
Upload your completed document
using the Browse button, and then click the Submit button.