(Answered) SOCW-6210 week 7: Psychological Aspects of Aging

Theories of successful aging explain factors that support individuals as they grow old, contributing to their ability to function. Increasing your understanding of factors that support successful aging improves your ability to address the needs of elderly clients and their families.

To prepare for this Discussion, review this week’s media. In addition, select a theory of successful aging to apply to Sara’s case.

By Day 3

Post a Discussion in which you:

  • Explain key life events that have influenced Sara’s relationships. Be sure to substantiate what makes them key in your perspective.
  • Explain how you, as Sara’s social worker, might apply a theory of successful aging to her case. Be sure to provide support for your strategy.


According to Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman (2016), the aging individuals usually deal with developmental aspects unique to their stage of life-span. A plethora of aging theories has explained various factors that influence one’s aging process by contributing to their capacity to function. There are many factors that influence Sara’s relationship. To begin with, Sara Parker is a 72-year-old widow who has been diagnosed with depression following her husband’s death and is taking medication (Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, 2014). ….Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5