Advocacy Groups & Movements for Older Adults


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Which of the following is the best example of an organization focused on social activism with older and younger generations working together?

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1. Which of the following has the largest membership?

2. Which of the major advocacy organizations for seniors was founded first?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Advocacy groups and movements for older adults come with great history as well as a plethora of present-day activity. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of older-adult advocacy groups and movements. Information you'll be assessed on includes distinguishing between different groups and organization, as well as the history of some of the greatest older-adult driven movements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Social activism between generations
  • First senior organizations
  • The senior organization with the largest membership
  • Advocacy activities
  • A movement that began prior to Social Security

Skills Practiced

While using these resources, you may develop the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of adult advocacy while learning about different types of senior organizations
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about adult advocacy organizations in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding senior organizations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different older-adult advocacy movements

Additional Learning

To learn more about advocacy groups and movements for older adults, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define advocacy and understand what being an advocate entails
  • Differentiate between social movements during times like the Great Depression
  • Understand how Social Security came about and how its benefits help seniors
  • Understand how AARP was founded and what obstacles it faced in the beginning
  • Know the types of advocacy
  • Recognize how lobbying may help advance organizations