CAFS Stages of the lifespan

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Middle adulthood section of lifespan. For HSC preliminary CAFS course

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CAFS Stages of the lifespan

  1. 1. Middle Adulthood<br />Stages of the Lifespan<br />Year 11 Community and Family Studies<br />
  2. 2. Characteristics of this Stage<br />Ages 35 – 65 yrs<br />This is a period where childrearing is finished<br />The body is changing, especially if a healthy lifestyle is not followed = onset of disease<br />Women will experience menopause<br />Sense of security is important esp financial incl mortgage and supporting children<br />Family and employment are focus<br />Separation and divorce are common<br />Working towards retirement<br />A time of relative calm and enjoyment for most<br />
  3. 3. Key Physical Needs <br />Health issues need to be addressed<br />Balanced diet<br />Adequate rest and relaxation<br />Age appropriate health care – eg breast cancer screening<br />May need to adapt to physical changes – getting glasses<br />Keep up appropriate physical exercise<br />
  4. 4. Key Social needs<br />Having a wide range of friends – old and new<br />A variety of personal interests<br />Balancing life – family and work<br />Often re establishing relationship with spouse after children have grown<br />
  5. 5. Key Emotional needs<br />Adjusting to children leaving home<br />Seeking support to cope with change such as divorce<br />Dealing with stress – work and family<br />Loss of parents<br />Managing multiple role expectations<br />Developing a new self concept<br />Sense of purpose<br />Security in our environment<br />
  6. 6. Cultural and Spiritual needs<br />English lessons if a new migrant<br />Developing sense of heritage for children<br />Spiritual support and guidance<br />Establishing a sense of identity away from the family<br />
  7. 7. Why are these needs important ?<br />These needs are important as they will ensure the individual has a sense of wellbeing<br />If the physical needs are met then the person will have better health and hopefully live longer<br />If emotional needs are met the person will be happier and enjoy life<br />Social needs mean that they will have friendship in their lives and be more able to cope with life<br />
  8. 8. Support Groups<br />Five support groups who may assist this stage are :<br />Centrelink – if they need financial support<br />Health line – for issues about health<br />Hobby groups<br />Parents without partners – after divorce to have social connections<br />Local community groups they could volunteer for, to meet new people and for emotional health<br />
  9. 9. Possible issues of concern<br />Having enough money for retirement<br />Their children’s future<br />Health issues<br />Job stability<br />Safety and security<br />

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