Aging 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. Retirement 2. License restrictions 3. Health insurance 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 defined as: Prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age. The elderly have an influence on society just as any other minority in our modern day society. Being that we do live in such a diverse country it would be crazy to think that at least 30 percent of the American population was not that of people over the age of 55. The…show more content…
In the earlier days of this topic the disabled were placed in certain institutions and were often forgotten about, and this would lead to them living in unsafe and sometimes unsanitary conditions. Another thing that would be done to the disabled was a thing known as a lobotomy, where they would try to fix the person who had the disability and most of the time this would result in the person becoming a…show more content…
When we were all children we were always told not to point or stare at people with problems, and I do believe that some people in the world were not taught this common curiosity toward others. More could be done to address this issue and it starts with every child that has not been exposed to people of this nature, so in that sense exposure and tolerance would be the way to go for further acceptance. • What types of legislation have been introduced to address issues faced by people with disabilities? The most major legislation that was passed was on January 23, 1990, the 101st congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This was an established comprehensive protection for people with a variety of disabilities in many of the aspects of the public life they ensued. This is the major and about the only legislation that was introduced to deal with certain issues for those with disabilities. Other than this act there is not much more that has been done, but that is not to say that more will be done in the future to protect and service the less fortunate in our world today.

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