Social Context of Aging: Communities, Neighborhoods, and Housing

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Which of the following would be considered members of a person's social convoy?

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1. What would be considered an appropriate living arrangement for someone who needs round-the-clock medical attention?

2. Sylvia is an active senior who wants to live in an environment where there are other people her age for socializing and other activities. What type of living arrangement should she seek out to meet her needs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the impact of aging on communities. Some topics you'll be quizzed on include the type of place designed for someone who needs round-the-clock care and the type of community for older people who want to keep their freedom while residing in a community of seniors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying members of a person's social convoy
  • Place for someone who needs round-the-clock medical care and attention
  • Facility designed for those who want to keep their freedom but reside in a community with other seniors
  • Community that includes different types of living facilities in one place
  • Residence where older people can receive some help but also maintain some of their freedom

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the impact of aging on communities
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding various types of communities for seniors and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a community that encompasses different types of living facilities
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about members of a person's social convoy

Additional Learning

To learn more about communities specializing in elderly care, review the accompanying lesson titled Social Context of Aging: Communities, Neighborhoods, and Housing. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of social support for seniors
  • Define the period of life known as late adulthood
  • Relate different aspects of five senior housing choices that may benefit older adults
  • Understand the various options available to seniors designed to help them live in supportive communities
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