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Chapter 5 Friends, Family and Community
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Family Development in Later Life A time for transitions: widowhood, retirement, remarriage, etc. Changed perceptions, roles, behaviors, interdependence levels Influenced by past roles, gender, culture Family relationships have longer “careers” than in the past
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Elder Siblings Likely the longest lasting relationship Can be very intense, positively or negatively, and complex over time Many older adults now have more siblings than children, with implications for caregiving among siblings Shared family history, biology, and experiences aid in sibling life review
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Extended family connections vary widely Kinkeeping : activities centered around keeping family in touch, provide caregiving, and support among members Females tend to do more kinkeeping, have stronger norms of obligation and feelings of attachment than do males. Social class and locale also influence
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2010 for the course ACC 201 taught by Professor Mr.ishbo during the Spring '10 term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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Hillier___Barrow_Chapter_5 - Hillier & Barrow Chapter 5...

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