Essay on Aging and Disability Worksheet Part I

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Aging and Disability Worksheet

Part I

Identify 2 or 3 issues faced by the aging population.

1. Ageism

2. Social isolation 3. Retirement

Answer the following questions in 100 to 200 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

• What is ageism? How does ageism influence the presence of diversity in society?

Ageism is a form of discrimination. Ageism is being prejudice against someone because of their age. Normally you will see this form of discrimination against the elderly, but this can happen to anyone at any age. You will normally see this type of discrimination in the work place. You will find that it is harder for on older person to find a job, because
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The treatments for these individuals are a lot more humane. Although I believe that there will always be someone who looks down on them and talk about them there are a lot more that accept and make them feel as if they belong. Plus there are more families that are accepting them and keeping them in the homes.

• What are some unique circumstances or issues encountered by people with disabilities?

Some unique circumstances or issues that are encountered by people with disabilities are that a lot of places such as apartment buildings and other buildings are not handicap accessible so this will limit them to where they can go or live. One thing that we have that I think is good is the handicap parking, but the thing with that is people are so lazy that they will park there because they do not feel like walking or because they will only be five or ten mines. Although some people think they are being helpful, it is not good to treat them as if they are helpless, they do not like being treated that way. You need to treat them like a regular person.

• What is being done to address those issues?
Some of the issues are being addressed, like trying to make more places handicap ready, such as more automatic doors and a wheelchair ramp. The police are really cracking down on people who are illegally parking in the handicap parking spaces. The fines

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