FRHD 1020 Study Guide - Lower Canada, Elder Abuse, 6 Years

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Published on 18 Apr 2013
School
University of Guelph
Department
Family Relations and Human Development
Course
FRHD 1020
Professor
Chapter 8 – Grey Power and the Sunset Years
“social time clock” - certain events are expected to happen at certain times
e.g. Widowhood @ 30 more traumatic than @ 75
when events happen at expected times they are more prepared for
chronological age : the number of calender years that a person has lived
Certain responsibilities that come with age
e.g. Drivers license
Median retirement age is declining
b/c of RRSPs, private pension plans
With people living longer its hard to define who fills certain age roles
with five generation families, who has the right to old age, the oldest are being 90 yet they
have children in their 70's which is considered old as well
physical age : when a persons physical characteristics change
e.g. White hair, wrinkles
effects how people perceive
e.g. Men in business job with grey hair = smart, wise, experienced vs. Man in manual labour
job with grey hair = weak, failing ability
psychological age : the attitudes and beliefs that one has towards old age
e.g. Granny in rocking chair, knitting
some characteristics are cohort effects
growing up during the war
but old people show differences the same as young people do
social age : based on cultural norms, certain roles that people attach to people
depending on their ages
which are changing
retirement isn't associated with being weak and incapable and grandparents aren't all sitting
at home but out travelling or playing tennis
The Aging Population
Canada’s pop. growing older b/c of the aging baby boomers and low birth rate
seniors that make up 13.7% of the pop. In 2006 will make 23-35% by 2031
certain areas have unusually high proportions of elderly people
next key task for the elderly is allowing the younger generation to take over
look back on their life integrity vs. Despair (Erikson0
have their own personal meaning of a good life, varies with culture
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The “Young” Old
65-75 years of age
enjoy better pensions at this age than in the past
b/c of Old Age Security Act & Canada Pension Plan
women have disadvantages with their lower employment rate, low pay and poor benefits
woopies” wealthy -off older people
interests shift from work to health, activities and family, volunteer work
those still in relationships are happy, early relationship patterns continue to develop
gain mutual trust, support, philosophy of life & commitment
sex is important to men
sibling relationships can be important for support
contact usually continues as it was before
contact drops during young adulthood
become mentors in their grandchildren's lives
close contact with family, most with mother-daughter relationships
see that part of them will survive through grandchild
report better quality relationships
The Old Old
health and self care become important issues
chronic illnesses, feared more than death
terminal illness like alzheimer's
vision, mobility, memory problems
worsen with fears of losing control, get depressed, feel helpless
dying person & family members have to prepare for their goodbye
caring for someone with difficulties is both stressful and emotional satisfying for adult
children
life satisfaction is connected with how much they control their own lives
affected by mental, financial, physical factors
widowhood – loss of identity, grief of losing partner, decision to go on with life
they are so used to having shared habits and rituals
3 stages : loosen bonds and accept that they're dead, attend to day-to-day management,
take 2 to 4 years
death means drop in income, and death is costly as well
funerals act as family ties, find new interests and activities
men more likely to get re-married
lots of ways for elderly to date
Three Key Issues
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Independence vs. Dependance
life satisfaction, ability to remain independent is related to physical, mental
pay someone to help, adapt their environment, nursing home
nursing home makes someone feel depressed, angry, resentful)
Connectedness vs. Separateness
value relationships with family and friends, yet need own space
children may feel like they need more help than they really do
Open vs. Privateness
health and institutionalization make privacy hard to keep
rather have a stranger take care of them, hard to have a sexual life without the fear of
getting disrupted in a nursing home
Minority Groups
culture affects the attitudes towards the elderly
immigrants more likely to have 3 generation families
elders come and don't have the financial resources, don't know the language
aboriginals elderly pass on knowledge and wisdom to youth
grandchildren help them to remain independent
The Future
a temporary increase in the old age population
how will we meet the cost of this?
A large, independent elder community
changing financial securities with income and taxes
Chapter 10- Coming Apart: The Divorce Experience
Divorce- dissolution of a marriage
HISTORY
-Divorce was seen as an exception to be undertaken for only GRAVE reasons- adultery
-However, cruelty was not seen as a reason to break up the marriage
-Before Confederation, colonies varied in their recognition of divorce. Laws were strongly
influenced by the Church of England in Upper Canada (Ontario) and the Roman Catholic
Church in Lower Canada (Quebec). - Since neither church recognized divorce,
no divorce law
existed
-1758, New Brunswick allowed divorce on the grounds of adultery and desertion
-1787, Nova Scotia allowed divorce on the grounds of adultery
-1867 Confederation, gained exclusive authority in matters of divorce- anyone living in a
province without a divorce court could submit a private member's bill to Parliament; when it
passed, the person was granted a divorce
-Men had to prove adultery to their wives, and women had to prove desertion for 2 years or
longer, or extreme physical or mental cruelty
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Document Summary

Chapter 8 grey power and the sunset years. Social time clock - certain events are expected to happen at certain times. E. g. widowhood @ 30 more traumatic than @ 75. When events happen at expected times they are more prepared for. Chronological age : the number of calender years that a person has lived. With people living longer its hard to define who fills certain age roles. With five generation families, who has the right to old age, the oldest are being 90 yet they have children in their 70"s which is considered old as well. E. g. men in business job with grey hair = smart, wise, experienced vs. man in manual labour job with grey hair = weak, failing ability. But old people show differences the same as young people do depending on. Retirement isn"t associated with being weak and incapable and grandparents aren"t all sitting at home but out travelling or playing tennis.

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