Residential Segregation by Age: Pros & Cons of Senior Living Communities


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What is the main reason most older adults choose age-segregated communities?

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1. What distinguishes an age-segregated community from any other type of community?

2. What is one advantage of an age-segregated living situation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet let you evaluate your knowledge of the pros and cons of senior living communities. Topics you need to know in order to pass the quiz include the main reason older adults choose age-segregated communities and the differences between age-segregated and non-age-segregated communities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these assessment tools to gauge your understanding of:

  • Advantages to living in an age-segregated community
  • Advantages to living in a community with people of different ages
  • Reasons older adults may choose to reside in a senior living community
  • Main difference between age-segregated communities and other types of communities
  • Are age-segregated communities better or worse for older persons

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills as you complete the quiz and worksheet set:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the benefits of an age-segregated community in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as age-segregated communities and non-age-segregated communities
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the advantages of living in a community of people of different ages

Additional Learning

Learn more about the pros and cons of senior living communities by visiting the lesson on the topic. It covers these following objectives:

  • Define age-segregated communities
  • Examine the advantages of living in a non-age-segregated community
  • Recognize the possible disadvantages for older adults of living among people of different ages
  • Identify the positives of older adults residing in age-segregated communities
  • Explore the possible disadvantages of residing in an age-segregated community