September 18, 2014
Later Adulthood Development Report
In this report one will describe personality and social development in later adulthood to the potential client’s family. Some issues that will be addressed are the changes in role and social position during this stage. One will also compare living accommodation such as accessibility and the need for health care. Also one will illustrate the adjustment and transition from work to retirement. What changes occur in marriage, family, and peer relationships? Lastly one will identify social policies that affect the older adult.
The older adults face several problems. In our society they have a role less role. It is important to find a …show more content…
Although it is now not mandatory to retire at a certain age, some employers try to encourage their older employees to retire. For those who retire often get a lower status job to supplement their pension. Social security encourages retirement at the age of 62. There are some advantages of early retirement as well as disadvantages. The advantages are the ability for the youth to advance in work faster. The disadvantage is the bill of retirement pensions is extremely high. Society has created more programs to educate the younger adults in the work force whereas there are few programs to help the older adults be prepared for retirement. An important question to ask about early retirement is if they want to retire. Studies show the young answer to wanting to retire before the age of 65 where the older want to retire later on (Newman & Newman., 2007).
What are some changes in marriage, family, and peer relationships with older adults?
Marriages are lasting longer because people are living longer. To have a 50th anniversary is more common now than ever before. Sadly divorces are more common too. Marriages that last longer are happier ones. Development to be able to cope with different issues is also essential in keeping marriages strong. Gilford (1986) made the discovery of those who are older than 70 often times are less happy than those around the ages of