Theories of successful aging explain factors that support individuals as they grow old, contributing to their ability to function. Increasing your understanding of factors that support successful aging improves your ability to address the needs of elderly clients and their families.
To prepare for this Discussion, review this week’s media. In addition, select a theory of successful aging to apply to Sarah’s case.
Post a Discussion in which you:
Explain key life events that have influenced Sarah’s relationships. Be sure to substantiate what makes them key in your perspective.
Explain how you, as Sarah’s social worker, might apply a theory of successful aging to her case. Be sure to provide support for your strategy.
Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014). Sessions: Case histories. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].
“The Parker Family” (pp. 6-8)