Social Characteristics of an Aging Population


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Late adulthood is the time of life after age:

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1. A common reason marital status changes in late adulthood is:

2. One issue that can cause serious psychological and physical issues in late adulthood is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take advantage of these interactive materials to check your knowledge of characteristics of life and social challenges for an aging adult. This quiz can be taken as a pre-test before studying the corresponding lesson, or as a review after you read it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will teach you about:

  • The definition of late adulthood
  • Common reasons for changes in marital status
  • Why older people stay in the workforce past retirement age
  • Common challenge for the elderly

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on social characteristics of aging adults
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the age at which late adulthood begins
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a common cause of a change in marital status

Additional Learning

The attached lesson called Social Characteristics of an Aging Population will prepare you to:

  • List common reasons why the marital status of many older adults might change
  • Discuss the pros and cons of moving into a retirement facility
  • Explain why someone might choose to continue working past the traditional age of retirement