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SOC101h: Week 9 AssignmentPage 1`Worksheet: Cultural Views on AgingGrowing older is the natural progression of living organisms. Modern culture views signs of aging as anegative side effect of living. It is often viewed as something that should be reversed or slowed down.In 2011, the Associated Press reported that the baby boomer generation spent approximately $80billion dollars on anti-aging products and speculated that figure to balloon to $114 billion by 2015.Why does the culture in the United States place such a high value on staying young? What stigmasdo elderly people face? How does popular culture stereotype the elderly? Are the stereotypescorrect?For this assignment, you will explain your ideas on what it means to age in the cultural landscape ofthe United States.Assignment Details:Perform the following tasks:Complete the reading assignment and the interactive lesson before attempting thisassignment.Research the topic on cultural views of aging by:oUsing Google to search a few key words used to describe elderly people and reviewwhat topics are on the list.oReviewing magazines and television commercials and note how you see elderly peopleportrayed.To complete this assignment:oReview theWritten Assignment Rubricfor a review of writing expectations.

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