Social Work Practice With Older Adults by Jill Chonody and Barbra Teater presents a contemporary framework based on the World Health Organization’s active aging policy that allows forward-thinking students to focus on client strengths and resources when working with the elderly. The Actively Aging framework takes into account health, social, behavioral, economic, and personal factors as they relate to aging, but also explores environmental issues, which supports the new educational standards put forth by the Council on Social Work Education. Covering micro, mezzo, and macro practice domains, the text examines all aspects of working with aging populations, from assessment through termination.
Chapter 12: The Future of an Actively Aging Society
The Future of an Actively Aging Society
By the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Identify the necessary social shift that needs to occur to support an Actively Aging framework.
- Describe how to work with individuals, in the community, and at the policy level to create an actively aging society.
- Explain how creative practices can be used to more fully support actively aging.
- Describe how technology can be used in practice to facilitate actively aging.
- Define age-friendly city and identify elements of one.
- Explain different ways that people may age in place.
Throughout this book, we have highlighted the ways that ageism limits actively aging. Thus, to fully realize change, society will need a paradigm shift that ...