Aging and Diversity: An Active Learning Experience, 2nd by Chandra Mehrotra, Lisa Wagner

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Rural older adults have access to programs and services similar to their urban counterparts. 13. There are more older people and fewer younger people among Native Americans. 14. The greatest growth in the older minority population will be seen among Hispanic Americans. 15. Poverty rates among Asian Americans were higher than Blacks. , English in the United States), participates in the political process, and integrates oneself into social and civic life. cohort: An aggregation of people having a common characteristic.

The older population in 2030 is projected to be double that of 2000, growing from 35 million to 72 million. During the subsequent two decades, the older population will grow by another 15 million, from 72 million in 2030 to 87 million in 2050. 4% in 2000. 9% in 2050. In other words, by 2030, one in every five Americans could be over age 65 (He, Sengupta, Velkoff & DeBarros, 2005). Recognizing the differences between a healthy 65-year-old and a frail 90-yearold, researchers often focus on subgroups within the 65-and-older population.

Htm Aging and the Cinema. Lists feature-length films related to aging and human development. doc Summary This chapter has provided a general overview of diversity and aging. ” we presented two key points: (1) examining the aging perspective from multiple perspectives helps us develop an understanding of human development that is truly universal; and (2) this deeper understanding will impact the choices that we make in research on, service to, and work with elders as well as in our own lives as we age.

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