People over the age of 65 have become the most rapidly growing segment of the American population, and arguably, the most dynamic. From physical and mental well-being, to social networks and lifestyle considerations, older adults are an-ever evolving group in our society, and because of this, it is important to note the sociological factors that influence their lives.
For your final paper, discuss the sociological aspects of aging using the outline below. Be sure to include specific information regarding the impact of each of these categories on the older adult population, and the demographic changes that have influenced each category.
Historical Perspectives on Aging
Ageism in the 21st Century
Physical Health Considerations
Mental Health Considerations
Women and Ethnic Minority Elders
Political Power Amongst the Elderly
Future Trends in Aging
The final paper should build upon the concepts learned in weeks one through five, and should be 8-10 pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages. Students must use at least 6-8 sources to support their analysis.
Writing the Final Paper
Must be eight- to ten- double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.
Must include a cover page that includes:
Title of Paper
Student s name
Course name and number
Instructor s name
Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Must use at least six to eight professional resources, including a minimum of three from ProQuest.
Must use APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide to document all sources.
Must include, on the final page, a Reference Page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.