Life Span Interview Project

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For my Life-Span interview project, I decided to interview someone who was in the late adulthood period of their life. The interview was conducted in the interviewee 's home, on November 12th, 2015. The woman I choose to interview was known to me, and she is currently 76 years of age, a grandmother with four children and seven grandchildren. We sat down and chatted for about an hour and a half. I started the interview by making small talk and then moved into the interview questions. The first question I asked was about where she had been employed before she retired. She had worked mainly on her husband 's farm. She had to work on the farm, because back then in order to be considered a farmer by the government you had to work a certain…show more content…
She explains that she spent almost every second day in the hospital, whether it was caused by kidney stones, an illness, or giving birth, as this was the span of years where she had all of her four daughters. Her husband was working longer days as well, which meant she had more responsibilities on the farm and with the kids at home. It felt like she was burning the candle at both ends with all of the daily stress and tasks. In terms of her life satisfaction, she rates it a seven on a scale of one to ten. She wishes she could have better health to allow her to travel and see more of the world with her husband. At the same time, she 's still satisfied with her overall quality of life. She points to good family environment, and the relationship she has with her four daughters and seven grandchildren . She is very satisfied with her role as a grandparent and mother. Her life is also not without decisions, even in her late adulthood stage. She says there not as numerous as they were when she was younger, but she feels the choices she has to make now will have a greater impact than her earlier ones. The major decision in her eyes is her will and end of life arrangements, which need to be updated, though she is
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