Who is considered old in our society? Do people still retire completely and if so, what do they do with their time? Where do they live? How do relationships with family and friends change? What impact will the growing number of older adults have on health care and other organizations in this country? Participants will address these and other questions, probing social aspects of the aging process. Beginning with a look at how our society defines older adulthood, we examine social theories of aging, demographic trends, special challenges facing older women and minorities, how to better prepare for a positive aging experience, and what we can expect in the 21st century.
916.201.01 Homewood campus
Tuesday, Feb. 26 to April 23, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. (no class March 19)
Cost: $280 (eight sessions)
Full-time JHU staff/faculty are eligible for 80 percent tuition remission; spouse for 50 percent.You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.