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Work, Leisure & Community Involvement in Retirement
Instructors deliver video lessons that delve into how older adults participate in their communities through activities such as volunteerism, education, leisure and religion. Get an in-depth look at how and when people choose to retire; see how factors, such as income, gender and even the retirement process, can affect a person's retirement experience. See more about the idea that where an older adult lives affects aging. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Discuss the types of achievements made by older adults
- Outline the concept and process of retirement and its variations
- Describe typical leisure activities for older adults
- Explain the role of volunteerism
- Comment on the role of community with regard to housing for older adults
|Achievement in Late Adulthood||Discuss kinds of accomplishments, such as work, leisure, education and volunteer activities.|
|Retirement: Definition, Influencing Factors, Preparation & Adjustment||Discuss retirement and the reason why people retire; describe the transition to retirement and how the process may differ for women and minorities.|
|The Retirement Process||Talk about retirement as a role, an event and a phase of life.|
|Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism & Social Isolation||Provide examples of some common obstacles to aging.|
|Sources of Income in Retirement||Talk about how retirees obtain income for expenses; describe how cultural expectations influence retirement patterns.|
|Leisure Activities of Adults: Types, Benefits & Examples||Describe common leisure activities among older adults.|
|Volunteerism in Older Populations||Discuss volunteer organizations and senior centers; note trends and influencing factors like health.|
|Participation in Education Among Older Adults||Describe older adults' education activities, specifically influencing factors like socioeconomic status.|
|Religious Involvement in Older Adults||Outline older adults' participation in religious activities, noting how factors, like gender, can have an affect.|
|Social Context of Aging: Communities, Neighborhoods, and Housing||Describe the concepts of aging at home, residential communities and nursing homes.|
1. Achievement in Late Adulthood
For young people, achievement generally centers on work and raising a family. But what happens when you're retired and your family is grown? In this lesson, we'll look at the three types of achievement in late aduldethood.
2. Retirement: Definition, Influencing Factors, Preparation & Adjustment
Retirement is a time of change. Sometimes it is forced on someone, and other times there is a gradual entrance. In this lesson, we explore these two main ways as well as effective ways to plan for retirement and how minority and gender status influence this.
3. The Stages of Retirement: Psychological Effects & Examples
Many workers assume that retirement is the end point, but it's really just another phase in life. As such, retirees often go through certain stages. In this lesson, we'll examine each stage, from pre-retirement to the end of retirement.
4. Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism & Social Isolation
There are many challenges that we face as we age. In this lesson, we discuss three of the larger challenges that have been identified by sociologists: retirement, ageism, and social isolation.
5. Sources of Income in Retirement
In this lesson, learn several key ways that older adults pay their bills after retiring from work. You'll see how people can have different experiences in funding their retirement.
6. Leisure Activities of Adults: Types, Benefits & Examples
In this lesson, we will explore some different types of adult leisure activities. We will discuss the different categories of activities to look at the specific health benefits of each category.
7. Volunteerism in Older Populations
In this lesson, we'll explore volunteerism among older adults. We'll see why people choose to volunteer in their later years and study how older populations learn about volunteer opportunities.
8. Participation in Education Among Older Adults
This lesson focuses on lifelong learners who participate in education in their later years. We will answer the questions of who is most likely to pursue these opportunities, and why they are driven to learn.
9. Religious Involvement in Older Adults
In this lesson, we will look at the factors that influence the likelihood that an older adult will be involved in religion. We will look at the impacts on health and how different people experience religious practices.
10. Social Context of Aging: Communities, Neighborhoods, and Housing
As people age, the community around them becomes more and more important in their lives. Watch this lesson to find out about the importance of a social convoy in late life, as well as the housing options available for seniors.
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Other chapters within the Gerontology for Teachers: Professional Development course
- Introduction to Gerontology
- Political & Ethical Issues in Studying Gerontology
- Research Methods & the Study of Gerontology
- Conducting Ethical Research When Studying Gerontology
- The Demography of Aging
- The Health of Older Adults
- Chronic Conditions of the Aging Population
- The Brain & Nervous System in Older Adults
- The Aging Muscle, Skeletal, and Integumentary Systems
- The Aging Sensory System
- The Aging Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
- The Aging Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
- Attention and Memory of the Aging Population
- The Cognitive Development of Older Adults
- Intelligence, Creativity, & Wisdom in Older Adults
- Mental Health & Lifespan Development Disorders in Older Adults
- Measures of Well-Being in Aging Populations
- Clinical Assessment in Psychology
- Anxiety Disorders Related to Aging
- Substance Use Disorders & Aging Populations
- Cognitive Disorders in Older Adults
- Personality & Older Adulthood
- Mood and Stress Disorders
- Treatment Methods for Psychological Disorders in Adults
- Aging in Society: Social Implications for Older Adults
- Interpersonal Relationships of Older Adults
- The Economics of Aging
- Work in Late Adulthood
- Politics and Policy for Older Adults
- Dying and Bereavement in Older Adults