2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

SOCW 671 Social Work with Elders

Focuses on the diverse life experiences of people aged 65 and older, their families, and communities. Examines the physical, psychological, and social aspects of aging and the impact of these changes on elders, their families, and the social systems within which they function. Special attention is paid to the social work perspective for theories of late life, needs of diverse elders and caregivers, and policies and programs which sustain and enhance the functioning and well-being of older adults. Open only to SOCW students or by permission of the advisor or department chairperson.