Eth 125 Wk 8 Quiz Age and Disability

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Associate Program Material Aging and Disability Worksheet Part I Identify 2 or 3 issues faced by the aging population. 1. Being alone. 2. Having trouble to afford medical insurance. 3. Not being able to afford to retire. Answer the following questions accurately and in depth. Provide citations for all the sources you use. • What is ageism? Our text book defines ageism as "prejudice and discrimination against the elderly" (Schaefer, 2012). According to Schaefer ageism is considered a sign of a deep uneasiness among young and middle-aged people about growing old. When young people see elderly persons they see them as disease and death. • What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? How does the ADA address issues for the aging population? The Americans with Disability Act is a law that prohibits discrimination based on disability and only disability. It is somewhat similar to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Our textbook defines this law as "In many respects, this law is the most sweeping antidiscrimination leg- islation since the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The ADA went into effect in 1992, covering people with a disability, defined as a condition that “substantially limits” a “major life activity” such as walking or seeing. It prohibits bias in employment, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunication against people with disabilities" (Schaefer, 2012). The ADA addresses issues for the aging population by how our text book stated "basically, we can see it taking a civil-rights view of disabilities that seeks to humanize the way society sees and treats people with disabilities" (Schaefer, 2012). Which is by not discriminating them. • How does poverty affect the aging population? Poverty affects the aging population by them not being able to afford medical insurances and many other expenses

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