Social Consequences of Physical Aging

In the readings for this unit, you learned how older individuals differ from younger age groups. Some of the exciting new discoveries in biological research show the potential for modifying cellular processes. Information is current on the age-related changes that occur and how these impact the daily lives of older adults.

In you initial post for this discussion, as a human service and public service leader reflect on the social consequences of physical aging by address the following:

  1. What have you observed that can be supported by the research on physical aging?
  2. What specific activities do you believe are impacted by physical aging?
  3. How would you assess and develop a plan to help an aging individual with the social consequences of physical aging?