For this discussion post, address the following.

  1. Name and explain at least three concerns that may arise for older adults who experienced a divorce. Explain if age related normative life events play a role in the concerns you listed.
  2. Compare and contrast the roles of men and women, spouses and children, friends and family as informal supporters. Predict what can and can’t be done by formal and informal supports.
  3. Describe the types of caregiver burden and some of the sources of burden. How does burden differ by gender? Why does it differ? What can be done to relieve some of this burden? What support can workplace eldercare provide to a caregiver?
  4. What are the social supports that you see older adults using in your community? Are there any needs or concerns not being addressed?

Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research. Provide two additional scholarly sources not provided for you.

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