Gerontology

Gerontology

Assignment • Read the enclosed few pages from Aging Social Policies • Read the enclosed pages from Aging: The Social Context • Review the enclosed document on “Social Security: What You Need to Know” • Review the editorial by Robert Powell on new federal retirement policies – proposed. • Review the information on ERISA Respond to the following questions: 1a. Currently, 65 years of age is when most workers retire in the United States. What do you think was the reason for selecting 65 as the typical retirement age and for Social Security benefits to start (now age 66 for some baby-boomers)? 1b. What would be the advantages to increasing the eligibility for Social Security Benefits to age 70? 1c. What is the most helpful about the Social Security document? Explain 1d. What is the least helpful about the Social Security document? Explain