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Life Span: Older Adulthood/Seniors (From Ages 60 to 75)

Nancy P. Kropf

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press


Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.587

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Although the terms older adult and senior citizen are commonly defined as individuals 60 years and above, later adulthood contains various life-course phases and developmental periods. The “young-old,” defined as individuals in the age range of 60–75 years, often experience various health, social, and economic transitions. Both the individual and family systems must negotiate some of the concomitant changes that accompany the journey into later life. Therefore, this first decade of older adulthood is one that can simultaneously be enjoyable, exciting, demanding, and stressful for aging persons and their family.

Keywords: late life; senior adults; young-old

Article.  4029 words. 

Subjects: Care of the Elderly ; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work ; Social Work Macro Practice ; Mental and Behavioural Health ; Social Work Practice Settings

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