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16:47 Chapters 12-race,13-elderly,14 economy,15 Main arguments of the black soul Focus on the slides The Elderly- Chaper 13 Life expectancy o The number of years that an average person at any age, including newborns, can  expect to live Graying of America:  o refers to the growing percentage of older people in the U.S. population o baby boomers growing older life span o the maximum length of life of a species; for humans, the longest that a human  has lived Ageism o Prejudice, discrimination, and hostility directed against people because of their  age; can be directed against any age group, including youth Age cohort o People born at roughly the same time who pass through the life course together Disengagement theory o The view that society prevents disruption by having the elderly vacate (or  disengage from) their positions of responsibility so the younger generation can  step into their shoes Activity theory o The view that satisfaction during old age is related to a persons amount and  quality of activity
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o Need to keep yourself busy to be satisfied with your life Continuity theory o The focus of this theory is how people adjust to retirement by continuing aspects  of their early lives o Try to normalize their lives with things that are familiar  Hospice o A place (or services brought to someone’s home) for the purpose of giving  comfort and dignity to a dying person
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