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What changes the individual “boomer,” as well as society at-large, will face? Technology, religious view points, basic political views and philosophies, loss of prejudices,
What will persons in both groups need to do to adjust to social changes resulting from this demographic shift?
What are your thoughts on how to provide for an aging society?
Discuss the implications for aging individuals and aging societies of (1) increasing life expectancy, and (2) increasing numbers of older persons living with chronic conditions such as diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.
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As with any aging generation people will need to learn to adjust to changes around them. The boomers have adjusted to a major technological change as well as Generation X that grew up with pagers and limited computer abilities. Most boomers have adjusted to the technological changes very well and seeing a 75 year old man texting his children a photo from vacation is not unlikely. Because modern day technology is almost mandatory to pay a bill, make a phone call, or send an email, most aging people have embraced these things. Social Media alone has brought generations together through communication and education. Overall, our social connections have indeed been strengthened regardless of age.
Current older age groups must also adjust to changes in education, increases in crime, gay marriages, the legalization of marijuana and countless other social issues. The role of the child has also changed since boomers were children. Children were said to be “Seen and not heard”. Today children interact with their parents much differently. Spanking is now frowned upon. Timeouts and reasoning is more socially acceptable. The family unit as altogether has changed. Divorced couples, gay couples, single mothers and the idea of the traditional family