Aging In America Research Paper

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Entering this aging class, I thought I knew a lot about the elderly. This class discusses aging in America, society’s views on aging, and the costs of aging in America. Society values independence, wealth, aesthetics, and intelligence, much of with the elderly no longer have. The elderly lose their place and their importance in society and become a burden. Society considers aging a disease, one which scientists are finding a cure for. If we cure aging, what consequences would result of an ever-increasing older society? I always considered aging to be inevitable. We reach milestones in life, progress and develop mentally, physically, and emotionally through aging. We get old one day and we die; it is a process everyone must go through. Some

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