When I Get Old Essay

1802 words - 8 pages

Running head: WHEN I GET OLD


When I Get Old Janice Johnson SOC304 – Social Gerontology Dr. Elaine Alden October 26, 2014

Running head: WHEN I GET OLD When I Get Old There are conflicting ideas about what to expect as we get older. Will we be able to keep growing our gardens, be able to keep our present jobs or will the younger generation take our


freedom and pride from us. Our text states that no matter how old you are, child or adult, that we are told to “act our age” because societies have a social system that is considered to be normal (Markson & Stein, 2012). It is getting harder to think of a norm for saying someone is old now because we are living longer and for ...view middle of the document...

They were primed to think that they were objective or biased in hiring a younger or older person. Most would still prefer the younger person even if the older applicant had more experience. After all results were counted it was found a decision makers

Running head: WHEN I GET OLD intentions to be objective ends up being ineffective as their preferences still lean toward the younger applicant (Linder, Nosek & Graser, 2012). Discrimination does not just come in the form of pushing someone out of their jobs after reaching a certain age. There are times when an older person can’t receive medical treatment because someone says the person is too old to benefit from it (Sargeant, 2011). My mother was diagnosed with level 4 cancer when she was 87 years old. Her doctor told us that normally he would tell his older patients to go home and he would do his best to keep them comfortable. My mother on the other hand, although she was “old”, was a vibrant and active person yet and the doctor saw with my sisters and me that she had a lot of support. He did surgery on her, and said he hoped he could give her another five years. Well, we had her for seven more years and up to


her last six months she was still able to care for herself, go shopping, etc. Her mind stayed active up to the end, never forgetting who we were or where she was. She was the pride of the doctor’s office and everyone admired her. If there were to be a “death panel”, people like her would not have the chance to continue their life just because someone else says they aren’t worth the money it takes for the help. This is because doctors and whoever makes these decisions consider the care as a drain on resources and a burden to the system (Sargeant, 2011). If the government wants to start regulating this aspect we should fight against it and at least let the persons doctor decide what is the best way to proceed. This kind of discrimination is criminal and cruel. Diseases As a human being grows older there are many changes in their body. The cells in the body of an aging person begin to slow down and they don’t work like they do when you are younger. They don’t produce the chemicals that make the cells stronger; the cells don’t divide as well to make new cells that are needed but it appears that these cells are made to be programmed to get old and die (Sabbagh & Weitz, 1984). Everyone ages at different stages and are able to continue

Running head: WHEN I GET OLD activities as these stages occur. One of the diseases that many people get is arthritis but as it shows in the film Pinetop Perkins (95) at Notodden Blues festival 2008 with the 95 year old playing music and singing, this does not affect everyone (Fergos2, 2008, Aug. 4). As we age we can help ourselves by staying active and exercising keeping our muscles toned and stay out of the sun to reduce wrinkling. Yet another normal part of aging is the fact that when we take a


deep breathe we only get half of the useful...

Other Papers Like When I Get Old

Pacific Disease Essay

770 words - 4 pages There was a terrible disease on an island far off the Pacific Ocean. There were five people, six totals including me. I was the only one who had the medicine that can cure the disease. Only problem is, the medicine is enough for one person and one person only. Who will I choose? Ok let’s just get this straight. There is a 41 year old male with five kids, a 16 year old female who wants to be a nurse and help people, a 34 year old male is the

Autobiography - By Bill Smith Essay

664 words - 3 pages Autobiography By Bill Smith I was born in Wilbert, Colorado on May 18, 1990. When I was 2 years old my mom, sister and I moved to Los Angeles California. It is different here but better. I have so much more to do out here and I’m glad that I live here. I live with my mom (Mari) and my step dad (Glenn). My sister moved back to Colorado and she lives with our dad (Buck). My sisters name is Susie. She is 6 years older than me

Child Study Evaulation

997 words - 4 pages information about each visit, I think it had enough information on for me to do my observation knowing what i was going to do, i think i could of put methods of observing and recording in there to, so it would of made it easier when coming to do my observation to know what i needed to get ready. I also made an overview of my observations which was very basic and receptive, i think i could of wrote what activity’s i was going in each one to make it more useful. I then made a template of how i would write my observations up, including information i thought would be relevant and give more detail. I used this every time i wrote up my observations instead of starting new again.

GS1115 module 3 exercise

634 words - 3 pages work chasing my babies around puts me out anyway. The only thing I do is basic body work when I can but this exercise showed me I need to get back on my game. I rarely get six to eight hours of sleep. When I come home if I am on day shift I get off at seven eat dinner and play with the kids till nine or ten. Once I get them to sleep its quality time for me and the old lady. I try to give her all the rest of my time we watch tv or play a game

•Assess How Ericsson Benefitted from Amazon Web Services (Aws) in Terms of Cost Reduction, Automated Software Updates, Remote Access, and on-Demand Availability

548 words - 3 pages Bernard Charles Ms. Winkler English 1002 A Pale Blue Eye I never thought in my wildest dreams that someone would be so anxious to dismantle an old man because of his blue eyes, especially when the old man never did any wrongdoing to anyone. Do not ever underestimate the power of darkness because you could be the next one in line? The Tell Tale Heart is a well-known demoniac story

Personal Narritive

1174 words - 5 pages on. The lady in front of me was probably old enough to be a great grandmother heckled me into giving her the ball back because she said it was on her seat when I grab it, but it was laying on the armrest of the chair. I felt bad because I was six years old and you feel bad when you get yelled at by an adult at that age. I gave the ball to her and she snatched it out of my hand and hid it in her purse and didn’t look back he whole game. I

Eng 121 Week 2 Assignment

576 words - 3 pages the more I stayed there the more he wanted to get me into selling drugs and to the gang life. So I finally join a gang which is one of the worse experiences in my life, then I started to sell drugs a little at a time. When I found out how much money I could make I started selling more and more. The family friend that I live with started to get mad at me and he put me out, because I stop going through him and went to a different supplier and

Response Paper 1-Flood Accounts

318 words - 2 pages Response Paper: Gilgamesh and Old Testament Question: Is the biblical flood account a modified copy of the Epic of Gilgamesh? The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament have their similarities as well as differences. The Epic of Gilgamesh is supposedly a mythical tale, while the Old Testament has proven to be true facts. I feel as if the biblical flood account can’t possibly be a modified copy of the Epic of Gilgamesh because while Gilgamesh

Auto Biography of a Tree

603 words - 3 pages Life of a river ain't easy , specially when you start from an glacier which refuses to stop melting. Ganges here , river ganges . . . I figure you might have heard of me something or the others. And yes , i am openly entived by all my other river-sisters. They're pretty jealous actually, thinking of me as perennial, and never ending and all that rubbish. Well let's get something straight like a strait like a strait, life as a river ain't easy

Did Your Mom Ever Tell You Not to Pet Stray Dogs?

1053 words - 5 pages it, I said under my breath as I continued down the long hallway. When I got to my room I looked everywhere for my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles swimming trucks, they were my favorite. I looked in all of my draws, under my bed, and in the hamper but I just couldn’t find them any ware, so I settled for my old Spiderman ones in my drawer. I got changed, ran back down the hall and into the kitchen where my mother was cooking dinner, I was

What Makes You Who You Are

647 words - 3 pages like to have a dad. . For me, my dad passed away when I was just one year old and I believe that is a huge factor in who I am today. It was ten days before I turned two when he passed; I don’t remember anything about him expect his face and that was only from looking at pictures. When I hear the word dad, I most certainly think of mine in an instant, but no memories come to my mind, just his face along with the hope he is up there in heaven. He

Related Essays

Something About This Essay

982 words - 4 pages look at the window to search for guy who is suitable to lili, she felt that she has mission to do so she need to have strength to search and one day, she found this guy who is just in the shop, she think that this guy are suitable for lili so she got up onto the shop of the guy. When she was there. James Lim: Ancient one! Ancient one! Come inside and take a seat. Old Mrs pan: I came here for bowls. James lim: Okay I will just get. Old Mrs

Marchettas Testimony Essay

901 words - 4 pages my leg against the table or something. I was abused by him for 11 yrs. This went on until I left him. I was 28 yrs old and had two daughters that I had to take care of. I stopped using drugs in 2000 so that I could go to Nursing School. Not long after that, I started using again. That’s when my sister Odessa, went to DSS so that she could get temporary custody of my children. That didn’t stop me; I continued to use drugs anyway. Sometimes

My Childhood Essay

579 words - 3 pages sad or painful memories, I spent the most of time with smile and full of happiness. When I was 12 years old, my second life began. I moved to Thailand to study English and Thai. And the first year, I studied at international school in Chaing mai. That time I couldn’t speak English and thai so I couldn’t communicate with my classmates. Therefore other thai students make laugh at me and bullying me. It was so hard for me get out from that

My Personal Essay

675 words - 3 pages anything, cry, vent and just let it all out and he would listen, and then give his advice. I am so thankful for my dad and cherish our relationship. I am 31 years old, but I still want my daddy when things get all messed up. A girl’s security blanket is her daddy and it doesn’t matter how old we get either. I love spending time with my daddy, making memories, long talks and just enjoying the time. I can’t express it enough, but my daddy