Volunteers, organizations, and political officials in local communities often ca

Volunteers, organizations, and political officials in local communities often campaign to improve conditions and provide services to enhance the well-being of residents. If you are the parent of young children, for instance, you might focus on improving the local school or creating safe places where children can play. If you are an individual in later adulthood or a caregiver for an older adult, what community resources might be important to you? What social challenges could be resolved through increased community support?
In this week’s Assignment, you evaluate the resources that your local community currently provides for its older members and propose improvements or additions to better meet older adults’ needs.
Submit a 2- to 4-page paper in which you do the following:
Identify three agencies in your local community that supports individuals in later adulthood.
Provide an overview of the services each provides.
Identify the service gaps you notice.
Explain how to improve existing services to address these gaps.
Describe services that should be added to better serve this population and explain why.
Resources:
Zastrow, C. H., Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hessenauer, S. L. (2019). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (11th ed.). Cengage Learning.
Chapter 16, “Sociological Aspects of Later Adulthood” (pp. 703–728)
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https://go.openathens.net/redirector/waldenu.edu?url=https://doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2020.1866140
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Aging: Resources near you. https://www.hhs.gov/aging/state-resources/index.html