Review the Various Theories of Aging in Chapters 14 And 15 of the Text – Outline
Integrity vs. Despair
Description of the Interviewee
Review of Interviewee Responses
Ethical and Cultural Strategies
Running head: INTERVIEW
What is your name?
Queen Elizabeth Whitaker, named after my great grandmother.
How old are you?
76. Precisely 76 years, six months, if I’m not wrong.
Can you describe yourself as being old?
(Laughs) probably yes, but that depends on you.
What do you mean?
How old are you?
If you do the calculations, when you were born, I was around 52 or 53 years old. Nearing
retirement and already having educated all my children. I was already a great
grandmother. So, I can proudly say I am quite old about you (laughs).
I get your point. So, do you consider yourself to have achieved all you wanted in life?
Yes and no.
Yes because I have outlived most of my childhood friends. In fact, only three of us are
alive today. Secondly, I do not have any chronic ailment that I am currently diagnosed
with unlike the two of my surviving friends; God has been faithful and merciful to me.
Thirdly, I have been able to see my great grandchildren and God-willing I will be a great
great grandmother. Is there any other bigger blessing than that? Finally, I do not live on
the streets, and I am comfortable where I am at the moment. It’s God’s grace to be able to
be this old and have so many blessings.
No, because I would have loved to enjoy, this with my beloved husband who passed
away four years ago; may he rest in peace. Despite having had provided the basic needs
for my children, I would have hoped to have been able to culture a God-fearing lifestyle
in them. I always make a point of reminding them that they should aim to be mo...