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Since the world has been becoming modernized the role of the aged hasbeen diminishing in society Hence the topic being addressed is on twoimportant theories of the aged Conflict theory and Activity theoryConflict theory emphasis on inequality and discrimination of subordinategroup that have little power page 340 Just like women are consideredminority in male dominant world aged or the elderly are consideredminority in youth-oriented society340 Activity theory in contextto symbolic interactionism theory focus to engage elderly in activitiesthat would help them adjust in the contemporary society Likewiseactivity theory also suggest that people who retire have leisure timeand involvement in activities would maximize well-being p339 It isvery important to understand the ongoing issue of the aged and bring anawareness in every society in the world In our Islamic community we not only practice faith but also socializethat helps engage every member to participate in various events Coupleof years ago I had a chance to interact with few elderly members in ourcommunity The major concern for elderly was they were retired and feltworthless Furthermore younger generation in their family ill-treatedthem and gave them little or no respect Thus elderly participation invarious function showed a sharp declineTo solve this issue we talked to the Board Directors and other membersof society Finally The Golden Club was created that help elderlyof Age 55 plus to join the club and enjoy the benefits Golden Clubhelps all elderly to get together every weekend to have pot luck lunchfun activities movie night counseling and as well as field trips toother states as well Apart from this all the elderly are encourage tojoin English Classes computer skill course help them find part timejob and conduct meet and greet program to interact with youth in ourcommunity The most important issue that helped elderly was the freehealth checkup and any medical help they needed was mostly free by ourcommunity doctors and nurses Socializing in a society helps elderlyboost
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