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Associate Program Material

Aging and Disability Worksheet

Part I

Identify 2 or 3 issues faced by the aging population.


Discrimination due to age

Answer the following questions in 100 to 200 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

What is ageism? How does ageism influence the presence of diversity in society?

Ageism is prejudice against a group where all of the people are old and discriminated against based on their age. This group consists of men and women who are typically 40 or older. It has a great influence today. Society at times views older men and women as a liabilities and or incompetent to perform tasks that younger individuals can perform accordingly that is why some older people at a job are discriminated against. Sometimes elders are denied certain rights because of their age.

Over the years improvements have been made in quite a few different establishments to make sure that everyone is treated equal no matter how old they might be.

What is the Age Discriminitation in Employment Act (ADEA)? How does the ADEA address issues for the aging population?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination against people who are over the age of 40. They practice fair treatment to all people who are looking for employment, people who are already employed, disabled, or those who are looking for any sort of compensation from being rejected or denied based on age alone. The act made it possible for many to search possible promotions or benefits from within the workplace or outside of work.

What is being done to address the issues you identified?

After introducing the Employment Act and making sure it...