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Life Span: Older Adulthood/Seniors (“Young Old”) - Encyclopedia of Social Work older adult hood


Late adulthood is the stage of life from the 60s onward; it constitutes the last stage of physical change. Average life expectancy in the United States is around 80.

Late adulthood (old age) is generally considered to begin at about age 65. Erik Erikson suggests that at this time it is important to find meaning and satisfact.

Review the physical, cognitive, and social changes that accompany late adulthood. Describe the psychological and physical outcomes of bereavement.

Although the terms “older adult” or “senior citizen” are commonly defined as individuals 60 years and above, later adulthood contains various life course phases.