Aging & Disability Work Sheet

Humanities

Identify 2 or 3 issues faced by the aging population.

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Answer the following questions in 100 to 200 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

·  What is ageism? How does ageism influence the presence of diversity in society?

·  What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? How does the ADA address issues for the aging population?

·  What is being done to address the issues you identified?

·  Is the number of aging population expected to rise in numbers or decrease?

·  What types of legislation may or may not be affected by the aging population?

·  How does poverty affect the aging population?

Part II

Answer the following questions in 100 to 200 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

·  What does the ADA provide for people with disabilities?

·  How have people with disabilities been treated in the past?

·  How has the attitude toward people with disabilities changed over time?

·  What are some unique circumstances or issues encountered by people with disabilities?

·  What is being done to address those issues?

·  What types of legislation have been introduced to address issues faced by people with disabilities?

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