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This paper refers to two models of successful aging from the course text, cognitive/psychological aging, in relation to the Delany sisters who maintained good health past the age of 100. The paper explains that they were born into a generation of great adversity for all African Americans and they were the educated elite, with high moral standards, and a pursuit of university education beyond African American institutions. The paper also notes the family orientation of serving others, and approaches to maintaining overall health that are accessible/affordable to everyone.
From the Paper:"Three chapters in Diane E. Papalia's "Adult Development & Aging" refer to physical, cognitive, social and psychological features of successful aging in Chapter VII: `Mature Thought, Wisdom & Moral Intelligence', Chapter XII: `Mental Health, Coping & Adjustment to Aging' and Chapter XIII on `Dealing with Death & Bereavement'. (2006). This paper refers to the remarkable daughters of America's first African-American Episcopal bishop, in Sarah L. Delany (1889-1999) and A. Elizabeth Delany (1891-1995), whose biographies and reflections on life and aging appear in Having Our Say -..."
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Successful Aging (2008, December 01) Retrieved February 23, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/persuasive-essay/successful-aging-141588/
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