HSR 260 Issues in Gerontology

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course focuses on the major issues that people face as they age and become elderly. It explores the needs of older adults, their families, partners and others in their support systems. Challenges related to retirement, health, financial security, transportation, and housing will be studied from social, service delivery and community resource perspectives. Major support systems and resources for the aged will be identified and examined as well as political issues that affect the elderly.  End-of-life issues including social practices related to dying, death and bereavement will also be explored. (Sp)