I Chose My Grandfather, Jim Panetta Essay

1494 Words Nov 9th, 2016 6 Pages
I have many grandparents still in my life but the one who impacted my life the most is who I decided to focus on when doing my life interview paper on. I chose my grandfather, Jim Panetta. He is a 69-year-old, white, catholic male who is married to my grandmother, Donna.
What is person-in-environment perspective? It is defined on socialwork.oxfordre.com as “The person-in-environment perspective in social work is a practice-guiding principle that highlights the importance of understanding an individual and individual behavior in light of the environmental contexts in which that person lives and acts. The perspective has historical roots in the profession, starting with early debates over the proper attention to be given to individual or environmental change.” How would I describe the nature based on my interviewee’s life experience’s? I would start off by stating how because of what my grandparent went through when he was growing up, it fully explains why he is the person he is today.
Common myths focused on older adults include: “All older adults are the same”, “all old people get depressed”, “Older adults do little more than sit around, watch television, and sleep”, “Exercise isn 't safe for someone my age -- I don 't want to fall and break a hip.” and more. First off, when talking about whether all older adults are the same or not, the answer is no. Older adults or even younger children, nobody is the same. Nobody struggles with the same exact problems as everyone else.…

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