Gerontology GERO 4024

Please copy the question before answering it (Question-Answer)

Q1.  Describe (explain and not write one phrase or one sentence) 5 purposes that different types of groups serve for elderly women. Explain the purpose AND give one example to expand your explanation. (25 points)

Use this numbering format to write your responses (not a long essay/paragraph format)

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Q2- Please note that this question is worth 75 points,  So you will really have to think a lot to write a good response.

Imagine that you are the Director of a local organization that serves the elderly (men and women over the age of 60 years).

A.  Design 5 group activities that focus on elderly women and explain your rationale (reasoning) for each activity designed by you. (30 points)

Activity #1 – explain the activity and explain your rationale (reasoning) for this activity (how will it help the women)

Activity #2 – explain the activity and explain your rationale (reasoning) for this activity (how will it help the women)

Activity #3 – explain the activity and explain your rationale (reasoning) for this activity (how will it help the women)

Activity #4 – explain the activity and explain your rationale (reasoning) for this activity (how will it help the women)

Activity #5 – explain the activity and explain your rationale (reasoning) for this activity (how will it help the women)

B.  Explain (provide an explanation of) five technology skills that you would like to teach to the elderly people (both men and women) that come here that would address their isolation and loneliness? Write feasible responses that would be age-appropriate.  Don’t write funny or frivolous responses that make a mockery of old age. (25 points0

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C.   Discuss (not list but actually discuss and explain) 4 types of self-help groups that you can initiate with older adults (20 points)

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Please copy the question before answering it (Ques-Ans)

Q1-  On a scale of 0 to 5 (0 being the least and 5 being the most), how interested are you in working with the elderly population (age 60+)?

Your response:  0     1     2     3     4     5

Q2- Explain the reason for your response to question one above (describe your reason as much as possible)

Q3- Would you consider getting a Graduate degree in Gerontology from ULM (ULM is the only university in Louisiana that offers a Master’s degree in Gerontology)?

Q4- In your opinion,

(a) what are the advantages of getting a Master’s degree in Gerontology?

(b) why is Gerontology one of the fastest growing fields right now?

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