Read all the following vignettes.
Mr. Griffin and Dr. Tanaka-Griffin are both turning 68 years old. He is Anglo and she is a third generation Japanese-American. The couple has been married for 13 years. This is his third marriage and her second. They have no children together; he has one disabled son, who they care for, and she has five children. Mr. Griffin owns a successful liquor store and a local laundry mat. Dr. Tanaka-Griffin is an oncologist at a local University hospital. The couple plan to retire in three years. Their health is fine; however, Mr. Griffin was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure, and unrelated to his diagnosis, he fell while walking his poodle on a familiar walking course two weeks ago.
Mr. and Mrs. DeGuzman have been married for 54 years. He was recently in a car accident where he hit a parked vehicle. His health was already compromised, and with this recent event, he is now admitted to a hospital and needs a breathing machine. His wife and two grown sons are considering hospice. They live in a single-story home. Mrs. DeGuzman has been a homemaker all her life. She was never involved in many activities and would identify her recently deceased twin sister as her “best and only friend.” They live off Social Security and a small pension from the Train Operators fund.
Mr. Gibbs is 89 years old and his wife of 67 years is 86 years old. They have 4 children. Their oldest son has been in prison for the last 25 years and both parents still struggle to cope. They have twin daughters who live in different states, and their youngest son lives at home with them. He was recently divorced and has partial custody of a 17-year-old who brings great joy to Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs. Mr. Gibbs is a retired judge, and his wife is a retired schoolteacher. Together they have an annual pension of more than $200,000. Their legal paperwork is in a tight Trust and their designated Power of Attorney for health is their cousin, who is also their neighbor. Their Power of Attorney for Estate is one of the twin girls who calls and visits frequently.
Select ONE vignette listed above.
Write a 350- to 700-word response to the following questions based on the vignette selected:
According to this week’s readings, what do you know about some of the family characteristics of this couple?
What are some critical aspects of retirement that are applicable?
What do you project their longevity to be?
If they were a couple in your community, what living options would you recommend for them?
Format your assignment according to APA guideline
please use text Ageing and the life course ,an introduction to gerontology ,seventh edition