The varied needs of older persons lead to exciting opportunities for working side by side with professionals from other disciplines. A service provider may coordinate information from housing agencies, lawyers, transportation providers, nurses, and family counselors. A health professional might serve on a health care team providing hospital care, day care, or home care to older persons. An educator might teach a course on work and retirement to students from several university departments. A researcher might study the relationships between the maintenance of friendship networks and the mental and physical health of older persons.
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