The purpose of this assignment is to examine societal norms regarding aging and to integrate the concepts of aging well and living well into an active aging framework that promotes longevity.
Using concepts from the Hooyman and Kiyak (2011) text and the Buettner (2012) book, consider the various perspectives on aging.
- Identify the underlying values or assumptions that serve as the basis for longevity, including cultural, religious, and philosophical ideas.
- Present an overview of three holistic aging theories.
- Integrate the values, assumptions, and theories to indicate what is necessary for an active aging framework where individuals both live well and age well.
Presentations should be 10-15 minutes in length, use visual aids, and incorporate references from the course texts and 5 additional scholarly journal articles.