Growing Old in an Aging Society

Dates:February 24 - April 14, 2021
Meets:W from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 8 sessions
Location:Online Zoom
Instructor:Jennifer FitzPatrick
Fee: $280.00

*Please note, time differs from catalog*Wed., Feb. 24-Apr. 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m. EST. No class Mar. 17 & 31.

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Course Description

Who is "old" in our ever-changing society? Do people still retire completely and if so, what do they do with their time? Where do they live? How do relationships with family and friends change? What impact will the growing number of older adults have on healthcare and other organizations in this country? Students will address these and other questions with five subject matter experts and other drop-in guests, probing social aspects of the aging process. Beginning with a look at how our society defines older adulthood, we examine demographic trends; special challenges facing caregivers, older women and minorities; how to better prepare for a positive aging experience; and what we can expect in the decades to come.