Founded in 1954 as the Western Gerontological Society, the American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.
Then, why is the population getting older?
Population ageing is an increasing median age in a population because of declining fertility rates and rising life expectancy. Most countries have rising life expectancy and an ageing population, trends that emerged first in developed countries but are now seen in virtually all developing countries.
Secondly, what do you mean by Aging?
It is a process that goes on over the entire adult life span of any living thing. … Longevity is the span of life of an organism. Aging is the sequential or progressive change in an organism that leads to an increased risk of debility, disease, and death. Senescence consists of these manifestations of the aging process.
What kind of society is the United States?
America is a capitalist economy. A society in which the values of capitalism, especially the profit motive and com-modification of experience override all other values.
On Aging by Maya Angelou challenges the default sympathy we have towards elderly people, and instead reasserts the independence of older people, despite deteriorating physical health. Angelou uses the simile ‘like a sack upon a shelf’ to highlight the perception of elderly people as stagnant, and lifeless.
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The sentences are not different. According to most dictionaries they have more or less the same definition when used as a plural noun. They both refer to older people, but the primary difference is perception and interpretation. Generally speaking it sounds more eloquent to use ‘elderly‘ than to use ‘old‘.
It will fall the most drastically by 35% or more in Greece, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. On the other end of the scale, it will increase by more than 20% in Australia, Mexico, and Israel.
Common conditions in older age include hearing loss, cataracts and refractive errors, back and neck pain and osteoarthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, depression, and dementia. Furthermore, as people age, they are more likely to experience several conditions at the same time.
In most industrialized Western nations, someone is considered a senior by the age of 65 or so. But remember: That number is based primarily on retirement age and the age at which social benefits kick in. Many people would not consider someone a senior until they’re at least over the age of 70.
An aging society may mean less innovation, less risk-taking, and more conservative values. But it also may mean a wiser culture that is more protective of its assets, including its young people. … As the culture ages, the social temperament will grow more conservative and less flexible.