Abstract and Keywords
Although the terms “older adult” or “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. As a result, both the individual and family system must negotiate some of the concomitant 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 the aging persons and their family.
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