How should our old-age support programs — Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security change so that we, as a
society and as individuals, can realize the benefits of increased longevity without being overwhelmed by the costs? Rather than give your opinion- research this topic and learn about each program as well as the strains that each program currently place on the elderly.
How will voting patterns and social spending priorities change?
What barriers and incentives affect labor force participation rates among older people?
How does this increasing aging population affect the way we interact and our society as a whole? For example, consider the changing definition of "old," changing connotations of symbols that commonly represent aging (hearing aids, white hair, wrinkles, etc.), and changing familial relationships and roles