Psychosocial Factors In Aging Essay
An example of this finding in the movie was when Bob died. The Young@Heart group were on their way to a singing engagement at the jail, when the terrible news was given to them. Although they were sad, they were able to produce enough excitement for their audience and they even dedicated a song to Bob. Singing with Bob gave the group pleasant emotional experiences with him, and once he had left they were able to cope with his death in just enough time for them to perform (Walker, 2008). This illustrates the positive affect aging had on these elderly people’s emotion, because if they were younger some of the members wouldn’t have handled the news as …show more content…
An 80-year-old should promote healthy aging by finding faith (Scheier, November 10, 2016). Finding faith is important for an elderly person because they have hope beyond the grave. For example, an 80-year-old Christian, who has lived their life for the Lord will accept their life that they lived and have contentment for life after death, in heaven. Contentment from finding faith is important for this healthy aging.
One stereotype identified in the article, was that to be old is to be too sick to perform functions necessary for daily living (Larzelere, 2011). However, Lenny drove daily to rehearsal in his car (Walker, 2008). This elderly man challenged the stereotype of not being able to perform the act of driving, which takes skill and alertness. The man was able to even drive his friends with him to rehearsal. The reality is that most older adults are able to perform functions necessary for daily living (Larzelere, 2011), as shown in the