aging and long-term care

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Bob Applebaum I thought this week’s lecture was very interesting because it discussed a topic that, as a college student, hasn’t crossed my mind. Aging is an inevitable matter, and it is best if we prepare ourselves for the road ahead. The one point of the lecture that really stood out to me was when Bob Applebaum talked about the evolutionary perspective of life. He illustrated to the class that life is over after the age of 40. He explained that once you reach age 40, you are finished raising your children to become parents and this is when aging and diseases begin. I don’t necessarily agree with this idea that “life is over,” but I do think that at this point in life would be a good time to plan for old age. Long-term care in the United States can be seen in various ways and different
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Unformatted text preview: housing options. After this lecture, I spoke with my parents about this issue and they told me that they already have this taken care of. Since my parents were both born between the years 1946 and 1964, they are considered to be boomers. This large age group is going to have more difficulty obtaining adequate care because there aren’t enough resoures for all of them. That being said, I feel it is the job of the youth to help provide care and assistance to our older generations. Mr. Applebaum brought up the opportunity about helping out in retirement homes in Oxford, OH, and I think this may be something I am interested in. I like to give back to the community and learn from other people’s experiences and knowledge. I plan to contact Mr. Applebaum this week and get more information about the positions available....
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course SOC 265 taught by Professor Rodneycoates during the Spring '12 term at Miami University.

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