Friendships in Late Adulthood


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The time of life after age 65 is called _____.

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1. Jeff is in a wheelchair, and finds it very tiring to move around outside, so he doesn't go out much. Why would we describe Jeff as homebound?

2. During late adulthood, friendship offers all of the following EXCEPT _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about how friendships change in later life by answering questions about when late adulthood occurs and what friendships provide to older adults. Your quiz will be automatically scored once you finish answering the questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with questions on the following:

  • What friendships offer those in late adulthood
  • Why the social circle narrows late in life
  • Characteristics of late adulthood
  • A term that describes a person who can't leave home because of poor health
  • Time of life after age 65

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on late adulthood friendship
  • Making connections - use your understanding of aging to know why social circles are smaller in late adulthood
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of late adulthood friendships

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, Friendships in Late Adulthood, takes a more in-depth look at this time of life. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines and gives an example of late adulthood
  • Explains the function and need for late adulthood friendships
  • Explores late adulthood friendships via the sample characters of Lisa and Ida