A glimpse of life at 67: The modified future-self worksheet

Julie L. Masters, Lyn M. Holley

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Abstract

Imagining what one will be like as an older adult can be a difficult task at mid life, let alone during young adulthood. Yet, pondering senescence has positive benefits for young adults with respect to their future physical, financial and social well being. This article describes an exercise used with more than 300 introductory-level gerontology students to encourage them to visualize what life will be like at 67. Student and instructor evaluations support the usefulness of this exercise in going beyond the textbook in discussing the challenges and benefits of aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-269
Number of pages9
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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