This assignment is the third of five original topical essays you are to write an
This assignment is the third of five original topical essays you are to write and post on the Discussion Board—and which I will be using (in lieu of exams) to assess your mastery of course material. When posting, type or paste directly into the Messages box so that your readers will not have to open attached files (use attachments only for supplementary materials such as photos). In this essay, you are to do the following:
(1) See my Chapter 1 lecture notes, and name what YOU believe to be the three or four most important criteria for successful aging.
(2) Based on your knowledge up to this point, what are the three or four most critical SOCIALLY MODIFIABLE factors (behavioral, role-related, environmental, etc.) for extending active life expectancy and postponing disability and death among older persons?
(3) Show in detail how these factors can play out in people’s lives to produce a healthier aging population.
(4) In particular, consider the older members of your own family. In what ways are they meeting or falling short of your criteria for successful aging?