Global Aging Reflection

In 2015, roughly 8 out of 10 people age 65-plus (78 percent) in the U.S. were white non-Hispanic. Roughly 37.4 million people age 65-plus were white, out of the total older population of 47.9 million. In contrast, todays younger populations are much more diverse. In 2015, roughly 52 percent of people under age 18 were white non-Hispanic.However, less than 6 out of 10 older Americans (57 percent) in the U.S. will be white by 2060. In the 2030s, the number of white older adults will level off while the other racial and ethnic groups will increase. The dramatic increase in the total numbers of older adults from the mid-2030s to 2060 is largely because of the growth in other racial and ethnic groups, particularly the Hispanic population
Write 2-3 double-spaced pages reflecting on the following:
With increasing diversity growing among the older population – consider its social impact and what your aging future may look like.
Discuss the need to plan and prepare for an aging population that look different than the aging population today.
2 outside sources (outside sources = materials you’ll research on your own these sources have not been provided by our class) One of these outside resources must be a personal communication with an older adult