One thing the book talks about is the shifting role and status for aging adult. In fact, one expert in the field, Dr. Linda Fried (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/26/science/reframing-views-of-aging.html?pagewanted=all). claims that one thing our society needs to be aware of and prepare for is the shift in an older person’s role. This change in role and status happens because of relationship changes, job changes, societal views. Talk about these shifts in role and status as it pertains to the older adult. What theory for role transition would work best for the examples you talk about?