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Instructions for Interview of Older Adult

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Instructions for Interview of Older Adult Using the questions below, conduct an interview with a person at least 65 years of age. Feel free to add questions of your own whenever one occurs to you. The paper of your interview should meet the following criteria: 1. Typed and double-spaced 3-5 pages. 2. Include the questions in your paper in a format that enables the reader to know what the person is referring to. 3. Discuss your personal reaction to the interview at the end of your paper. Questions for Interview of an Older Adult 1. Please tell me about your childhood, family and school life. 2. Do you consider yourself old? At what age (or stage) did you notice that you were getting older? 3. What is the most important historical event or period of time that you have lived through? How did it influence you personally? 4. What is the biggest change you have seen in how people conduct their everyday lives?
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Unformatted text preview: 5. What have been the best years of your life so far? What are your plans for the future? 6. How are young people today different from when you were their age? 7. What advice would you give young people to help them prepare for their old age? 8. Have you ever experienced any negative attitudes or discrimination because of your age? Please explain. 9. Class question: what do you, as a class, want to know about older adults? 10.Student question/ Based on what you’ve learned, ask at least one question; what else would you like to know about this person’s life? After you describe the interview, discuss your reaction 1. What did you learn? Did anything surprise you? 2. How did you feel during the interview? 3. What changes (if any) have occurred in your perception of older adults? (What did you think before? What do you think now?)...
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