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SOC/SW/WS 308—Social Gerontology

Final Paper Guidelines

Objectives of the assignment:

The final paper for this class is based on your service learning experience. Its purpose is to give you an opportunity to exercise your sociological imagination by connecting your individual experience in a long-term care community to an issue or theme that seems to dominate your experience. Using your sociological imagination entails looking at this individual issue in the daily life of an elder as a social issue, and as such, analytically linking your individual experience with others who share this experience.

"The sociological imagination enables its possessor to understand the larger historical scene in terms of its meaning for the inner life and the external career of a variety of individuals. It enables him to take into account how individuals, in the welter of their daily experience, often become falsely conscious of their social positions. Within that welter, the framework of modern society is sought, and within that framework the psychologies of a variety of men and women are formulated. By such means the personal uneasiness of individuals is focused upon explicit troubles and the indifference of publics is transformed into involvement with public issues. . . . . The first fruit of this imagination - and the first lesson of the social science that embodies it - is the idea that the individual can understand her own experience and gauge her own fate only by locating herself within her period, that she can know her own chances in life only by becoming aware of those of all individuals in her circumstances. . . . . The sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society. That is its task and its promise. Mills, C. W. (1959). The sociological imagination. London: Oxford University Press.

Description of the assignment:

You will prepare a brief (7-10 page, including title page and reference page) typed, and thoroughly documented, including references to at least five scholarly/academic sources) paper based on the theme identified in your service learning project. Papers are to be presented in APA (American Psychological Association) format (see http://www.mnstate.edu/write/resources.htm).

The paper should include the following components, at minimum:

  1. Title page: Includes a descriptive title of your paper, your name, date, course number, and course name.
  2. Introduction:
    1. What is your topic? Provide a brief background of your topic. How is the topic related to gerontology? What is the significance/importance of this topic to gerontology?
    2. Introduce your service learning setting. Which facility did you visit? Introduce the reader to this site. What services are provided? Who is served by the site? How many clients are accommodated?
    3. Provide an overview of your selected topic and what you intend to discuss in the paper.
  3. Presentation and analysis of data: Your data are derived from your service learning experience and should be evident in your journal.

  1. Describe and discuss your major topic USING EXAMPLES from your journal to illustrate the general findings or themes.
  2. Focus on your selected theme and thread this throughout your paper. Integrate your thoughts on material from lecture, course readings, and scholarly references to enhance discussion of the theme.
  3. DO NOT simply describe your field experience from start to finish. DO NOT try to include all the data you have collected. Rather, be selective and pull in only relevant quotes to support your claims.
  4. INTEGRATE a minimum of five "academic" sources (i.e., peer-reviewed journals and books, but NOT .com web sites) that are relevant to your topic. What have other authors found related to your topic? How do the authors define the phenomenon of interest? How do they explain it? What are their major results? Weave findings from your library research with your service learning experiences. DO NOT simply review outside research without integrating it into your service learning experience.
  1. Conclusion: Briefly, summarize your experience and research findings. Why is this topic important for the discipline of gerontology?
    1. What does it mean to age successfully? Is your adopted grandparent aging successfully? Why or why not?
    2. Was the service learning experience worthwhile? Why or why not?
    3. How will this experience be beneficial to you in your future?
  2. References: Your list of references is to be presented in APA (American Psychological Association) format (see http://www.mnstate.edu/write/resources.htm). [NOTE: EVERYTHING in APA format is double-spaced, including the title page and reference list].
    1. Example of a reference to a single-authored book in APA format:
    2. Quadagno, J. (2014). Aging and the life course: An introduction to social gerontology (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

    3. Example of a reference to a multiple-authored book in APA format:
    4. Cockerham, W. C., & Glasser, M. (2001). Readings in medical sociology (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

    5. Example of a reference to a journal article in APA format:
    6. Trager, B. (1994). Editorial . . . Health care reform: If it is to be effective, will require emphasis on home care.Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 14(4):1-2.

    7. Example of a reference to an online periodical in APA format:

    Wurtele, S. K. (2009, Nov.). Activities of older adults survey: Tapping into student views of the elderly. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=3&hid=105&sid=891502c7-e1a4-468d-ba57-1133554a34a2%40sessionmgr110&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=44651487

  3. Papers should be appropriately documented and carefully written, with full attention to spelling, grammar, and organization. You are strongly urged to take your paper to the University Writing Support Center (Lommen 93) for a thorough check of organization and grammar!

I will attach references I will be using to make it easier and It will be great if you could add more academic references as well

SOC/SW/WS 308—Social Gerontology Final Paper Guidelines Objectives of the assignment: The final paper for this class is based on your service learning experience. Its purpose is to give you an opportunity to exercise your sociological imagination by connecting your individual experience in a longterm care community to an issue or theme that seems to dominate your experience. Using your sociological imagination entails looking at this individual issue in the daily life of an elder as a social issue, and as such, analytically linking your individual experience with others who share this experience. “The sociological imagination enables its possessor to understand the larger historical scene in terms of its meaning for the inner life and the external career of a variety of individuals. It enables him to take into account how individuals, in the welter of their daily experience, often become falsely conscious of their social positions. Within that welter, the framework of modern society is sought, and within that framework the psychologies of a variety of men and women are formulated. By such means the personal uneasiness of individuals is focused upon explicit troubles and the indifference of publics is transformed into involvement with public issues. . . . . The first fruit of this imagination - and the first lesson of the social science that embodies it - is the idea that the individual can understand her own experience and gauge her own fate only by locating herself within her period, that she can know her own chances in life only by becoming aware of those of all individuals in her circumstances. . . . . The sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society. That is its task and its promise. Mills, C. W. (1959). The sociological imagination. London: Oxford University Press. Description of the assignment: You will prepare a brief (7-10 page, including title page and reference page) typed, and thoroughly documented, including references to at least five scholarly/academic sources) paper based on the theme identified in your service learning project. Papers are to be presented in APA (American Psychological Association) format (see http://www.mnstate.edu/write/resources.htm). The paper should include the following components, at minimum: 1. Title page: Includes a descriptive title of your paper, your name, date, course number, and course name. 2. Introduction: a. What is your topic? Provide a brief background of your topic. How is the topic related to gerontology? What is the significance/importance of this topic to gerontology? b. Introduce your service learning setting. Which facility did you visit? Introduce the reader to this site. What services are provided? Who is served by the site? How many clients are accommodated? c. Provide an overview of your selected topic and what you intend to discuss in the paper. 3. Presentation and analysis of data: Your data are derived from your service learning experience and should be evident in your journal. a. Describe and discuss your major topic USING EXAMPLES from your journal to illustrate the general findings or themes. b. Focus on your selected theme and thread this throughout your paper. Integrate your thoughts on material from lecture, course readings, and scholarly references to enhance discussion of the theme. c. DO NOT simply describe your field experience from start to finish. DO NOT try to include all the data you have collected. Rather, be selective and pull in only relevant quotes to support your claims. d. INTEGRATE a minimum of five “academic” sources (i.e., peer-reviewed journals and books, but NOT .com web sites) that are relevant to your topic. What have other authors found related to your topic? How do the authors define the phenomenon of interest? How do they explain it? What are their major results? Weave findings from your library research with your service learning experiences. DO NOT simply review outside research without integrating it into your service learning experience. 4. Conclusion: Briefly, summarize your experience and research findings. Why is this topic important for the discipline of gerontology? a. What does it mean to age successfully? Is your adopted grandparent aging successfully? Why or why not? b. Was the service learning experience worthwhile? Why or why not? c. How will this experience be beneficial to you in your future? 5. References: Your list of references is to be presented in APA (American Psychological Association) format (see http://www.mnstate.edu/write/resources.htm). [NOTE: EVERYTHING in APA format is double-spaced, including the title page and reference list]. a. Example of a reference to a single-authored book in APA format: Quadagno, J. (2014). Aging and the life course: An introduction to social gerontology (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. b. Example of a reference to a multiple-authored book in APA format: Cockerham, W. C., & Glasser, M. (2001). Readings in medical sociology (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. c. Example of a reference to a journal article in APA format: Trager, B. (1994). Editorial . . . Health care reform: If it is to be effective, will require emphasis on home care. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 14(4): 1-2. d. Example of a reference to an online periodical in APA format: Wurtele, S. K. (2009, Nov.). Activities of older adults survey: Tapping into student views of the elderly. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=3&hid=105&sid=891502c7e1a4-468d-ba571133554a34a2%40sessionmgr110&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=446 51487 6. Papers should be appropriately documented and carefully written, with full attention to spelling, grammar, and organization. You are strongly urged to take your paper to the University Writing Support Center (Lommen 93) for a thorough check of organization and grammar! I will attach references I will be using to make it easier and It will be great if you could add more academic references as well
Aging is one of the staging in live where every living human must encounter before they die. People age differently depending on their life style or their health status prior to reaching old age. Success aging depends on our social activities and the income who is aging. Income plays a huge role in the aging process. Statistic shows people who have better income tend to live successfully when they age. I am fortunate to have adopt a grandparent who does just that. He was a priest, a professor, and a hockey coach. He lives his life helping people in the Fargo Moorhead area. He later moves to Ohio and Nevada. He’s now back in an assistant living Fargo. In this paper, we will be exploring successful aging, aging in place, and building a social network during aging. 65 years, the aging population is expected to continue to grow, resulting in an increase in the elderly dependency ratio, or a higher ratio of older adults to younger adults [3]. The impact of an aging society can be felt in many sectors from the funding of pensions, to healthcare, to increased spending on disability [23]. Therefore, it is imperative for society to recognize the importance of helping seniors maintain their health, physical and cognitive functioning, and their engagement with life. These three dimensions provide the foundation for successful aging. Successful aging has mainly been defined in two different ways. The first reflects a continuous adaptation to age-related changes where aging presents unavoidable declines in performance as well as function; and an individual must learn how to productively live with these deteriorations. The second, and more common approach, defines Successful aging as a state of being that may be objectively measured at a moment in any stage of life. These measures include variables such as disease and disability, cognitive performance [29], physical functioning [30, 33], as well as life satisfaction. Over the past few decades, both views of Successful aging have been incorporated into many different models and frameworks, all of which include various factors and criteria. Rowe and Khan’s model of Successful aging has been the most commonly used and widely accepted in research. In comparison to post-war baby boomers with more robust health, education and finances, the “older old” require more services and resources. Among the aging population, the 80+ year-old group is growing most rapidly in Taiwan. By 2060, 26% of the total population will be “older old adults. Rowe and Kahn's model, suggesting that it is too restrictive [26, 37]. As a result, there is no universal definition of SA [8]. To be considered a successful ager on Rowe and Khan's terms, a person must not only have high physical and mental functioning and be actively engaged but they must also exhibit an absence of any disease/disability. In order to identify older adults as aging successfully researchers have handled Rowe and Kahn's model in a number of different ways. The first was to modify the original definition on the absence of The social isolation and loneliness that can occur as one ages, often alone in one’s home, can lead to what researcher Frances Norwood (2009) describes as a form of social death brought on by a loss of one’s physical capacity to engage in essential activities and relationships that define social identity, enhance self-worth, and sustain meaning. Without meaningful social contact, life can feel meaningless and without purpose. This is what makes aging in place limited— it is a strategy that focuses on providing for physiological and safety needs, but one that too often fails to provide opportunities for the other basic human needs of love and belonging, self-esteem, and self-actualization Certified aging-inplace specialists, geriatric care managers, senior relocation specialists, senior concierge services, home healthcare agencies, and a vast array of technology services represent some of the In the current configuration, there are not enough trained workers. There is another con- figuration wherein partnering with patients and other disciplines, along with the use of evolving technology, can lead to aligned care solutions. We must embrace a framework that enables the best, safest, and most economical care, whether we are discussing the health of an aggregate population or more customized care for the growing number of older adults with complex care needs. It is especially im- portant to consider those who are older than age 85—the fastest growing population in the country—who will likely experience a 50 per- cent chance of having dementia (Alzheimer’s Association, 2014). emerging silver industries created to support the transition from a paradigm that has long favored institutionalization toward one pro- moting “aging in place (Johnson, Johnson, and Sarafan, 2011; Thomas and Blanchard, 2009; Maslow, 19 Clarke, P. p., & Gallagher, N. A. (2013). Optimizing Mobility in Later Life: The Role of the Urban Built Environment for Older Adults Aging in Place. Journal Of Urban Health, 90(6), 997-1009. Yi-Yin, L., & Chin-Shan Huang2, a. (2016). Aging in Taiwan: Building a Society for Active Aging and Aging in Place. Gerontologist, 56(2), 176-183 Blanchard, J. (2013). Aging in Community: Communitarian Alternative to Aging in Place, Alone. Generations, 37(4), 6-13. Bragg, E. E., & Hansen, J. C. (2015). Ensuring Care for Aging Baby Boomers: Solutions at Hand. Generations, 39(2), 91-98.

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