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date: 29 November 2022

Life Span: Older Adulthood/Seniors (From Ages 60 to 75)locked

Life Span: Older Adulthood/Seniors (From Ages 60 to 75)locked

  • Nancy P. KropfNancy P. KropfGeorgia State University


Although the terms older adult and senior citizen are commonly defined as individuals 60 years and above, later adulthood contains various life-course phases and developmental periods. The young-old, defined as individuals in the age range of 60–75 years, often experience various health, social, and economic transitions. Both the individual and family systems must negotiate some of the changes that accompany the journey into later life. Therefore, this first decade of older adulthood is one that can simultaneously be enjoyable, exciting, demanding, and stressful for aging persons and their families.


  • Aging and Older Adults
  • Clinical and Direct Practice
  • Macro Practice
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Populations and Practice Settings

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