Aging and Health
The paper should be 3-4 pages long NOT including the cover and reference pages! On the cover page of this paper, it should ONLY have your student ID#, the course name (Aging and, Health), and section (Ex. HLTH/HUSC 120). DO NOT put your name and/or your instructor’s name on the cover page!
Paragraph One: Introduction
Use 4-5 sentences to explain the reason for interviewing a senior and the topics you will be writing about in this paper. Suggestion: read the questions below and incorporate some of the questions as the topics you will be addressing.
Paragraph Two: Address questions 1-3 below:
Select 2 healthy lifestyle habits/choices that the senior you interviewed practiced and incorporated throughout their life and state what those healthy lifestyle choices were. Refer to questions 2 – 13 and 18 – 22 from the interview to answer this question.
Explain why you think each of the 2 healthy lifestyle habits/choices they practiced were healthy choices. Additionally, list 2 examples of other possible healthy habits/choices that they could have made and explain the reasons why you chose them as possibilities.
Select one of the positive healthy lifestyle habits/choices they practiced and utilize research and evidence to support your thoughts regarding why this habit/choice is a healthy one to incorporate into one’s life.
Paragraph Three: Address questions 4-7 below:
After considering the most stressful situations/events that occurred in their live, describe how they coped with 2 of the stressful situations/events. (Refer to the senior’s responses to questions 14 – 16.)
Do you think their coping choices were positive and healthy ways to do so? Explain your answer.
Select one of the coping choices the senior utilized. State if you think that method was a healthy and positive method—or was it a negative and unhealthy method to deal with the stressful event/situation? Now support your thoughts by utilizing research and evidence regarding why this coping choice was a healthy and positive method or a negative and unhealthy method to deal with the stressful event/situation.
Select one of the stressful situations/ events from the senior’s interview and describe how this stressful situation / event could have possibly been influenced, in a negative manner, by any of the following: their age at that time, their ethnicity, or gender.
Paragraph Four: Address questions 8-12
Have they ever experienced discrimination and/or have been stereotyped as a result of their age (at any age), ethnicity or gender? If their answer was no, then ask them what type of discrimination and/or stereotyping possibly could have occurred due to their age, ethnicity or gender. Explain your answer.
Select 2 different groups of seniors (a few example are: senior males compared to senior females, Caucasians and Hispanics, poor seniors compared to wealthy seniors) and analyze one of the following: racial, cultural, or socioeconomic differences among older adults. Describe what the research states regarding the differences that exist between those two groups utilizing a minimum of 5 sentences.
Describe what the senior’s thoughts and attitudes were in regards to their experiences with being exposed to and working with people of the same ethnicity and religious beliefs as themselves or being exposed to a variety of ethnicities and religions at different points in their lives.
List and explain 2 positive experiences that you think could be a result of people living and working with different ethnicities and religious beliefs besides yourself.
List and explain 2 negative experiences that you think could be a result of people living and working with different ethnicities and religious beliefs besides yourself.
Paragraph Five: Address questions 13-14
Based on your observations and interview with the senior, list two traits/habits that people who age gracefully possess. Explain your reasons for choosing each of the traits/habits. Use research and evidence to support one of the traits/habits that you discussed in regards to traits/habits that people who age gracefully possess.
Explain how you can incorporate one of the healthy traits/habits that the senior you interviewed possessed into your own lifestyle and how that health trait/habit may assist you in aging in a positive and healthy manner.