According to the Reactance Theory an individual fears that once that individuals gives government any personal information and begins to receive SSI, the government could invade other aspects of the individual personal life or restrict what the individual does with his/her money.

Gero 301

Quiz 1

 

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This quiz covers all the reading assignments for week 1, week 2 and week 3

 

 

True and False questions

 

  1. Researchers have discovered that older adults turn to their informal network of family and friends for help before they turn to the formal networkTrue

 

  1. The OAA defines Information and Referral as a service for older adults that ensures, to the maximum extent practicable, that the individuals receive the services they need and that they are aware of the opportunities available through the establishment of adequate follow-up procedures; True

 

  1. The manner in which people volunteer, does appear to vary across racial and ethnic groups

 

  1. Social Security was the first legislation to represent a “social contract” that was “to provide protection as a matter of right for the American worker in retirement”True

 

  1. Along with the cultural norms and values people hold about self-reliance, their self- perceptions and social comparisons with others can influence the act of seeking assistance from agencies. True

 

  1. The aging network’s emphasis on planning, coordination, and advocacy has provided an infrastructure and point of entry for other public and private initiatives that supplement OAA funding.

 

  1. The local AAA is responsible only for developing the area plan for a comprehensive and coordinated system of services to meet the needs of older persons;

 

  1. Differences in motivations do not appear significant across racial and ethnic groups. Blacks, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and non-Hispanic Whites identified the main motivation behind volunteering as a personal responsibility to help others.

 

 

  1. Organizations need to consider a variety of factors when recruiting older volunteers, including the individuals’ experience, their perceptions of need, and personal interests

 

  1. Senior Medicare Patrol projects and other related activities is administered under Title IV of the OAA

 

 

1 point each x 10 = 10 points

 

 

 

Multiple Choices

 

1) All the following are part of the economic dependency ratio, Except:

 

  1. a) The economic dependency ratio is the ratio of persons in the total population (including Armed Forces overseas and children) who are not in the labor force per 100 of those who are in the labor force.

 

  1. b) For every 100 persons in the 2010 labor force, about 100 persons were not in the labor force

 

  1. c) Of the 100 person not in the labor force about 43 were under the age of 16, 37 were aged 16 to 64, and 22 were 65 years of age or older.

 

  1. d) The part of the economic dependency ratio that has been steadily decreasing is the portion attributable to older persons, and with the aging of the baby boomers, the dependency ratio of the aged 65+ groups is expected to increase to 26 by 2030.

 

2) The following statement is true

 

  1. a) Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services is the focal point for supportive services programs and family caregivers programs under Titles II-B and III-E of the

OAA, designed to provide information and referral services to older adults and caregivers, and to support technical assistance, outreach, and information dissemination that are culturally and linguistically appropriate to meet the needs of diverse populations of older adults.

 

  1. b) Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs is the focal point for the operation, administration, and assessment of the programs authorized under Titles III-C and III-D of the OAA, which are the nutrition programs and programs related to preventive health.

 

  1. c) Office of Elder Rights Protection is the focal point for the operation, administration, and assessment of the elder abuse prevention, legal assistance development, and pension counseling programs under Titles II and VII of the OAA.

 

  1. d) A and B

 

  1. e) All the above

 

 

3)) A number of researchers reported that individuals on the receiving end of assistance who were unable to reciprocate were less likely to seek or ask for assistance. This is an example of:

 

  1. Social Behavior Model
  2. Reactance Theory
  3. Equity Theory
  4. Attribution Theory

 

4) A recipient of assistance will want to know what motivated the helper’s behavior. This is an explanation for the:

 

  1. Social Behavior Model
  2. Reactance Theory
  3. Equity Theory
  4. Attribution Theory

 

5) The Older Americans Act is

 

  1. a) Is a universal program based on age eligibility and not income.
  2. b) Is a means test program.
  3. c) Persons are eligible for services if they are older than 65
  4. d) Is a New program part of the Affordable Care Act

 

 

2 points each x 5 = 10 points

 

 

 

Essay Questions

 

1) Please identify and explain the broad objectives of the Older Americans Act including the Amendments to the OAA from it inception to now.

 

 

2) What are some of the things colleges and universities need to do to address the educational needs of the aging boomers. Do older students get tuition waivers?

 

3) Why is the Social Security Act (1935) considered our first social contract? Explain the benefits and protection the Act offers and what do you think should be the future of Social Security.

 

4) The model that a Senior Center adopts may be linked to its geographical location. Discuss the six senior centers models and briefly explain its differences and why they are connected to its geographical location

 

5) What are the most important legislations when it comes to the wellbeing of elders?

 

6) Between 2011 and 2030, about 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 each day. What needs to be in place to deal with the changing demographic in this country?

 

7) Social Security—now contained under the Old Age, Survivor, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) legislation—was created to ensure that working American families had a measure of economic security.  Why do you think we confused Social Security with a retirement program and why do we place such importance in the economic dependency ratio?

 

8) According to the Reactance Theory an individual fears that once that individuals gives government any personal information and begins to receive SSI, the government could invade other aspects of the individual personal life or restrict what the individual does with his/her money.  Explain if you agree with this Theory or if there are other theories more appropriate to explain the behavior of older adults when it comes to seeking assistance.

 

9) Explain the policy evolutions in the USA that created what is known as the Aging Network. What services and programs are the outcomes of those policies?

 

10) According to researchers, most of our leisure patterns are highly individualized and relatively stable across our life course until very late in life, when an intervening variable, such as health status or functional ability, forces a change. Discuss how informal leisure activities; formal leisure activities and physical activities could change throughout our life. What can be done to keep elders engaged and active?

 

 

10 question x 3 points = 30 points

 

Total 50 points

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