Learning Objectives

Review the learning objectives to reinforce the most important material.

After reading this chapter, you should be able to

  1.  Understand the variations in normal aging.
  2.  Appreciate the biopsychosocial-spiritual and family aspects of aging across the life span.
  3.  Describe gerontological social worker practice and policy roles.
  4.  Identify and understand available services and policies that relate to older adults.
  5.  List at least three ways the aging population is changing American society.