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Lecture 8

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Kinesiology & Health Science
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KINE 3350
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Kathy Broderick

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10/3/2013 8:31:00 AM  Refer to the lecture 8 handout 1. Only way to maintain the labour force – get rid of mandatory retirement (ppl pay taxes, so they are not just using the govt’s money; and they also make more money that way) 2. Jobs today are not manual jobs – so seniors can be trained on technical jobs 3. Flexible hours, four day weeks – anything to just keep them in the workforce 4. Have more kids (many countries have tax rebate incentives when ppl have kids), extended mat-leave, also increase the amount of immigrants in Canada (emphasize is on bringing immigrants that are skilled laborers and want to have kids) 5. We wont be able to keep OHIP affordable – we will need a 2 Tier system 6. Home care, pharm care 7. People are active and age in a healthy way 8. Make ppl put more money in their RRSP, or the govt shouldn’t tax RRSP 9. This is the least likely thing to happen (not giving the wealthy seniors CPP) – but it could be an alternative 10. Cover their expenses (pay for their parking or their lunch) PERSONALITY TYPES  Personality are generally stable  Cheerful people live longer  Kanas study – looked at how old ppl adapt to aging – found that men become more nurturing when their older; women become more aggressive o Categorized it into 6 personality types: o Mature – integrated personality – these ppl are satisfied with their lives, they are realistic, they have come to grips with mortality (know they will die) o Armored Defensive- very indep, very stubborn, wont stop working, they are fighting aging and fighting death (they don’t discuss these issues) – many baby boomers are this personality type o Angry – blame others, feel resentful, jealous of friends that are going on vacation, they find fault with everything, they blame others for things, complain about a poor health care system, they are angry about the youth of today o Passive dependent – rocking chair type – these ppl like being dependent, they are very sweet, they are the stereotypical old ppl, they are also lethal (when you visit them, you leave there with 10 jobs from them) o Self hater – blame themselves, low self-esteem, depressed o Disorganized – they have the beginnings of dementia, they are confused, they cant cope well, their life isn’t very satisfying, but they can live this way for around 1 years  How baby boomers accept getting old, will determine how they will age (based on the former personality types) – aging today is not very physical (because there are things that can correct for that now), but its more psychological o If they don’t accept middle age – they will become disappointed and can have a mid life crisis  Women's mid life crisis – happens because she wants to take care of her kids, and they are having grandkids so they are sad  Males crisis – they are no longer the king of the castle, start realizing that the are not as close with their spouse as they use to  They can start having affairs, getting a younger spouse, drinking, etc. RETIREMENT Retirement age  Ppl generally retire around 68 – postponing their retirement  Older retirement age because – they have no choice, some ppl don’t want to retire (identify with their career), some ppl cant afford to retire  Freedom 55 is very rare now; Freedom 85 will be the average soon  Blue collared worker look forward to retirement more than white collared, bc they don’t id with their job  Armored defensive ppl – are afraid of retirement  Integrated personality ppl – look forward to retirement What to do?  Who do they spend time with, will they travel, become involved with the church, do they get a dog, look after their grandkids  You have to get structure – since this is something you get all of your life Where to live?  Staying in their own home – need to renovate it so its useable when they get older  Downsizing – many ppl do this; do they go to a town house, condo or do they rent  Do they stay in their neighbourhoods or less expensive places  Do they go to retirement communities – don’t have to worry about cutting grass and shovel the snow (places like Collingwood) Negative experience  Some ppl have a –ve experience  Some ppl go into poverty – they worry about their housing, food, drugs – a lot of men become depressed  A lot of retirees (m&w) drink too much  A lot become a caregiver – their spouse gets ill; their own health deteriorates; they have to go to funerals of other friends  Its devastating when they are let go from work  They have little personal meaning in life and little social interaction Positive experience rd  Called rebirth (new (3 ) chapter in their life)  They have to reinvent themselves; ppl find it exciting  Ppl start new projects – work for non profit orgs or volunteer  A lot of ppl think they can open a restaurant or get their music band back together o Neither of these things work SUCCESSFUL RETIREMENT  The most successful retirement is based on finances o Have enough money to travel, help the kids with their expenses o Men prefer this more then women o Women also fear poverty and don’t want to be a burden on the family  Second most important health o You can control your help (diabetes) o If you worry about finances, you can suffer from health  3. Time management o need to pace yourself and have things to do during your days  4. Interests o Must be meaningful things that you want to do  5. Spouse/Partner o Its really good when it’s a good r/s o If you don’t get along with your spouse – ppl still get depressed when their spouse dies, bc you will miss bickering o Retirement is a time of adjustment – m&w are at home more, men enjoy their grandkids, because when their kids were children they had no time to pay with them (always working),
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