Age and Disability Worksheet

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Associate Program Material Aging and Disability Worksheet Part I Identify 2 or 3 issues faced by the aging population. 1. Social security 2. Employment concerns 3. Limited or Inadequate retirement resources 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? Ageism is prejudice or discrimination against a particular age-group, especially the elderly. Ageism influences the presence of diversity because those who are affected by ageism within their career may lose their job due to newer, younger, cheaper people coming into the workplace to take over their current position. Which may leave those who are older without proper insurance to take care of their aging bodies which could result in earlier deaths and a lack of diversity in the world. Also when the younger generation takes over positions in the workplace that workplace will have a lack of diversity as well. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ageism • What is the Age Discriminitation in Employment Act (ADEA)? How does the ADEA address issues for the aging population? The ADEA is a federal law that prohibits age discrimination by employers with more than 20 employees that are over the age of 40, It also protects workers that are 40 years and older from being fired and then being replaced by someone that is younger in age. But it also works the other way around as if an older person was hired in place of a younger employee. Even with the ADEA in place all age groups are still fighting for their rights. ADEA has went as far as taking employer’s to court of age discrimination because someone being too old for a job • What is being done to address the issues you identified? Today as the baby boomer generation is entering their

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