Images of Aging, sociology assignment help

Images of Aging

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How to Begin: For this assignment, you will analyze images of aging that surround us in popular culture. This can include images about aging seen in ads, programs, magazines, birthday cards, etc.

Task: You will determine the message about aging that comes from these images. Using your images and readings (e.g., course text, supplemental materials provided by your instructor, additional scholarly articles), you will create a PowerPoint presentation that is 12 slides long (including one title slide and one references slide in APA style). Each of the 10 content slides must contain one photo with a succinct explanation of what that picture signifies. Use the “Notes” section under each slide to explain your ideas about each photo and how the photo relates to the topics below.

The following topics should be addressed in at least one slide:

  1. Family relations, living environments, work, or retirement.
  2. Perspectives of elder care or coping with death and bereavement.
  3. Economics, discrimination, or political influence.

The PowerPoint presentation must be 12 slides in length (including one title slide and one references slide), and formatted according to APA style. Incorporation of a minimum of four scholarly sources is required for this assignment. On the final slide (slide 12), you must document all sources in APA style.

Here are some reference materials below that you can use. Be sure to cite all works and matierals.




    American Society on Aging. (2013). LGBT aging resources clearinghouse. Retrieved from

    Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders (2015, June 26).  “LGBT Heroine Edie Windsor says, ‘Go Get Married! But ‘Talk Before You Walk.’”  Retrieved from:
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      Harris, M. (2011, May 21). The big (and profitable) business of dyingCBS News. Retrieved from

      Kim, K., Bengston, V. L., Myers, G. C., & Eun, K.-S. (2000). Aging in east and west at the turn of the century. In V. L. Bengston, K. Kim, G. C. Myers, & K.-S. Eun (Eds.), Aging in east and west: Families, states, and the elderly(pp.3-53). New York, NY: Springer Publishing. Retrieved from the ebrary database.

      Kleinspehn-Ammerlahn, A., Kotter-Gruhn, D., & Smith, J. (2008). Self-perceptions of aging: Do subjective age and satisfaction with aging change during old age? The Journals of Gerontology, 63(6), 377-385. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

      Leisering, L. (2004). Government and the life course. In J. T. Mortimer & M. J. Shanahan (Eds.), Handbook of the life course (pp. 205-225). New York, NY: Springer. Retrieved from the ebrary database

      Levy, B. R. (2003). Mind matters: Cognitive and physical effects of aging self-stereotypes. Journals of Gerontology, 58(4), P203-P211. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

      McPherson, C. J., Wilson, K. G., & Murray, M. A. (2007). Feeling like a burden to others: A systematic review focusing on the end of life. Palliative Medicine, 12, 115-128. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

      Michaelis, J., & Debus, M. (2011). Wage and (un-)employment effects of an aging workforce. Journal of Population Economics, 24(4), 1493-1511. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

      Neumark, D. (2003). Age discrimination legislation in the United States. Contemporary Economic Policy, 21(3), 297. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

      Rieker, P. P. & Bird, C. E. (2005). Rethinking gender differences in health: Why we need to integrate social and biological perspectives. Journals of Gerontology, 60B, 40-47. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

      Robertson, S. M., Zarit, S. H., Duncan, L. G., Rovine, M. J., & Fernia, E. E. (2007). Family caregivers’ patterns of positive and negative affect. Family Relations, 56, 12-23. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

      Roscigno, V. J., Mong, S., Byron, R., & Tester, G. (2007). Age discrimination, social closure and employment. Social Forces, 86(1), 313-334. Retrieved from the JSTOR database.

      Spitulnik, J. J. (2006). Cognitive development needs and performance in an aging workforce. Organization Development Journal, 24(3), 44-53. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

      Wolff, J. L., & Kasper, J. D. (2006). Caregivers of frail elders: Updating a national profile. The Gerontologist, 46, 344-356. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

      Zarroli, J., Adams, N., & Wertheimer, L. (1998, February 3). The funeral business [Transcript]. In The end of life: Exploring death in America, All Things Considered. Washington, DC: NPR. Retrieved from


      Jacoby, M. (Producer & director). (2008). Ten more good years: Senior citizens in the battle for LGBT rights [Documentary]. United States: LookOut Films Production. Available from the Films On Demand database.

      Lampel, B. (Director). (2007). Public perception of age and disability [Video segment]. In N. S. Boak (Executive producer), The sandwich generation [Television series episode], Life (Part 2). St. Paul, MN: Twin Cities Public Television. Available from the Films On Demand database

      Navasky, M., & O’Connor, K. (Writers & directors). (2006). Aging: Loss of function [Video segment]. In D. Fanning (Executive producer), Living old: The modern realities of aging in America [Television series episode], Frontline. Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation. Available from the Films On Demand database.