6. Older Adults, Alike and Different
- Discovering ways in which older adults are alike and ways they are different from each other
- Communicating and relating with others
What To Do
Complete the activity; discuss your answers with your partner and then with the group. Think about an older adult you know. Then, with a partner, fill in the blanks showing how your older adults are alike and how they are different.
Because of varied life experiences, older people are even more different from each other than children or young adults are. Their long history of work experiences, their relationships with friends and family, and the changes they have seen in their lifetimes have influenced every aspect of their lives. We can learn a great deal from their experiences.
What did you learn about your older friend or family member through this activity?