Families and Cultural Intersections Among Older Adults
Twyla J. Hill, Ph.D., Wichita State Univ., Stacy Tiemeyer, M.A., Oklahoma State University; Tammy Henderson, Ph.D., Lamar University; Yoshinori Kamo, Ph.D.; Karen A. Roberto, Ph.D.; Minh Dinh; Kavitha Penugonda
Discussant: Yawen Li, Ph.D., San Diego State University; Chair: Amber Seidel, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
- Families & Health
About the Session
- 320-01 - Children’s Aid to Parents: Gender Roles, Social Context, and Patterns of Caregiving
By Twyla J. Hill, Ph.D., Wichita State University; Stacy Tiemeyer, M.A., Oklahoma State University
- 320-03 - Losses, Hopes, and Dreams: Older Hurricane Katrina Survivors Speak
By Tammy Henderson, Ph.D., Lamar University; Yoshinori Kamo, Ph.D.; Karen A. Roberto, Ph.D.; Minh Dinh; Kavitha Penugonda
Culture is an important aspect of family relationships throughout the life course. Older adults and their families are not only influenced by the social culture around them, but also by the time in which they have lived and experiences they have had. These experiences include cohort differences in fertility rates, in caregiving, and gender social norms. They also include coping tragic experiences as aging in place is challenged. Thus, this symposium highlights established scholars exploring gender, particularly adult son’s involvement in caregiving, the impact of aging in place across generations, and older adults’ losses and hopes after surviving Hurricane Katrina.
Participants will: (1) Understand linkages between recent theoretical advancements and innovative practices to enhance aging practices (2) Become familiar with the strategies used for caregiving and aging in place within a cultural lens. (3) Develop an appreciation for the older adults’ experiences of tragic events and how they adapt and cope with their losses.