Discussion board questions
A) Watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2hwO3y2Q4s
Imagine yourself as a policymaker who has to take a position or participate in a debate about age-based versus need-based policies.
What would your argument be?
Would you support all older adults receiving benefits based on age regardless of need, or do you think that elders and their families should pay for services, based on their income? Would you propose changing Social Security and Medicare from age-based programs to one based on income?
B) Read the following article: “Is a Gerontology Career in Your Future?” and answer
Is Gerontology the right career for you? Do you enjoy the company of the elderly? Do you have the patience to meet an older person’s needs?
1) When you are finished reading, tell us if you think this skill set is necessary to work with the elderly..
2)Have you considered a job in Gerontology?
3)Based on your answer to questions 1 & 2, was or was this not your motivation for taking this course
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