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Aging and Disability Worksheet ETH/125 Version 8 1 Associate Program Material Aging and Disability Worksheet Part I Identify 2 or 3 issues faced by the aging population. 1. Economic Welfare 2. Unequal Treatment 3. Health Care Answer the following questions in 100 to 200 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use. What is ageism? How does ageism influence the presence of diversity in society? Ageism is having discriminatory actions against elderly adults (Free Dictionary,2012). Ageism has become a real problem in todays society. It causes problems in the workforce. Elderly people have problems finding jobs and also keeping jobs. Some people find it a waste of time to let he elderly people work with or for them. They also find them sometimes useless. Elderly people face prejudice and discrimination just the same as any other group that experiences it. In todays society everybody should be doing anything and everything they can to help with the problems with ageism. Everyone needs to feel need in order to live a happy life. What is the Age Discriminitation in Employment Act (ADEA)? How does the ADEA address issues for the aging population? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is something that was set into place to help people with disabilities. Whether they have a physical mental or cognitive disability, it is all covered under the ADA. It helps them in aspects such as employment, accommodations, communications and education. In shorter terms, the ADA helps protect the civil rights of people with disabilities. The ADA helps elderly people to acquire or keep jobs. They also help find ways to accommodate them and help keep them a part of society. Most commercial business are required by law to help provide jobs to the elderly and those with disabilities. There are jobs such as greeters, spots in grocery stores and fast food establishments (Schaefer, 2012). Copyright 2012 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. Aging and Disability Worksheet ETH/125 Version 8 2 What is being done to address the issues you identified? In todays society some elderly people have a lot of financial trouble due to not saving money for retirement. Although people are living longer, they are not preparing fully for their long lives after retirement. Elderly people have to strictly live on social security alone. Some are able to acquire jobs, but on some occasions discrimination in the workplace will interfere. That is why the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was passed in 1968. The ADEA was put into place to protect the workers forty (40) years of age and older from being unnecessarily fired in order to replace them ... View Full Document

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