2021-2022 Brenau University Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Brenau University Catalog
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GT 675 - Social Policy and Aging

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This course will provide students with an in depth understanding of national age-based and age-related policy and programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Older Americans Act, and the Affordable Care Act. It will explore the implementation of these programs in state and local settings, where implications are tangible for vunerable groups such as low-income and frail older adults and their families. Policy challenges regarding Alzheimer’s and other dementias, long term care, housing caregiving, transportation, research funding, emergency management, and disease prevention will be discussed.  Additionally, this course will address how local governments can shape policy to respond to the needs of their own aging populations. Examination of these aging issues and policies as portrayed in current media and popular culture will reinforce course content. Cultural diversity issues will also be discussed.



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