First, discuss what is meant by the term “successful aging.” Define successful aging and use at least one (1) example to describe it.
Next, how do factors such as temperament, genetics, age, gender, health, social relationships, race/ethnicity, health behaviors, and socioeconomic status influence successful aging? Discuss at least three (3) of these factors. What can people do (at the individual level) to maximize the likelihood that they will age well?
What is intergenerational conflict? What are some examples of how this plays out in society? Define intergenerational conflict using at least two (2) examples in your discussion.
Lastly, how do gender and racial bias threaten the well-being and health of older adults? Provide at least two (2) specific examples from your readings.