J.M. is an 82-year-old women, and lives alone. She lives in an urban area of Watertown, NY. Within, Watertown she lives in a senior living building for ages 55 and older. This building is made up of 42 apartments. The majority of the apartments are single units but there is one, two bedroom apartment.
I went out and interviewed Mrs. Breckenridge like you asked me. The interview went very well. Mrs. Breckenridge was surprisingly lively for her old age. She really opened up and told me a lot of things. She has truly lived through multiple interesting events.
Who Am I? Interview with Grandpa Tim: Your Great Great Grandma Madge Moore was a full blood Cherokee. As a child played the harmonica, when they lived in Kentucky she played in the mountains and childhood tunes. She called it a “hymonicker.” She was tall, trim and brown skinned from long summer days tending her backyard garden.
To begin, for an entire week, I was tasked with observing a stranger's behavior in my A.P. Psychology class. Our only instructs given to us were to observe the person in any way one could think, from how they dressed from day to day, to what their mood and facial expressions were. One of the major obstacles in this project, was making sure my stranger was not aware of being watched. This is called the Hawthorne effect, which is defined as if the subject knows that he or she is being observed, they would act differently than their normal behavior. With the Hawthorne effect in mind, I was extremely careful in making sure that my stranger did not know she was being observed by me.
The research that I am going to be performing during my collection of information will consist of a survey given to doctors, nurses, patients, and family members from several of assisted living communities here in Manhattan. These facilities include: Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community, Via Christi Village, and Stoneybrook Retirement Community. My study lacks the use of funding to help in the development of professional questionnaires, a team to assist in research, and a larger sample size to support a greater collection of information about facility operations, services, and care provided. During the interview process with the professionals, patients, and families, I will have to remain cautious so that I avoid carrying information given
The interview I had with my grandmother was extremely inspirational and shed light on some of the experiences my grandmother went through that I never knew about. Before the interview, I had some sort of an idea of what her life was like due to the countless stories that my mother would tell me about my grandmother but, it wasn’t until I was able to sit down face-to-face with my grandmother that I finally understood what that time in her life was like. For example, when my grandmother lied about having experience using a sewing machine; I didn’t know that in Mexico her family was too poor to even come across a sewing machine to begin with. Another example is how, President Ronald Reagan gave the illegal immigrants at that time amnesty, which allowed my grandmother and the rest of the family, which includes my mother, to gain citizenship in the United States. Had it not been for President Ronald Reagan, my mother could have possibly been deported and I would have never been born a U.S citizen.
As we get older and enter middle-age, we go through a lot of different stages in our life. Things that we thought were important at one point I our lives, do not seem all that important. When I interviewed Jeff, one thing that he said was that he does not worry about any longer was having to try and impress others like he felt he had to when he was younger. There were things that were around him that were happening that were much larger than he was that mattered. For example, when we are younger, we put more value on our personal possessions, but as we get older and enter mid-life, the person puts more value on what matters to us such as family.
General Health Tips for Elderly People Do you relish the thought of growing old or do you dread the changes that come with aging? Gray hair, wrinkles, poor eyesight and physical weakness are common to aging, but with a healthy lifestyle, regular check-ups and proper maintenance, getting older won't necessarily equate to sickness or poor quality of life. People from the age of 65 and above comprise the elderly population, which is projected to rise to 98.2 million in the year 2060 in the U.S. From this data, 19.7 million will likely live at the ripe age of 85 or older.
Aging well is very personalized depending on the person since everyone has their own health issues at different ages. To be an active elderly I think there are three components that help them thrive at an older age. The first thing is to stay active. Utilizing your muscles and keeping them active is crucial since if you do not use your muscles they start to weaken and stiffen up. How active one is depends on their health, if an elderly can only do range of motion exercises can-do wonders and keep their bodies functioning at high levels despite of the normal aging process.