Find a senior adult over the age of 60 willing to spend about an hour with you discussing their health and developing a plan to improve their quality of life. You can meet with them in person, over the phone, or online. This person can be a friend, family member, or acquaintance. Assure them that their information will remain confidential—and then be sure to keep that confidentiality in your assignment!
Complete the Medical Outcomes Study: 20-Item Short Form Survey Instrument (Links to an external site.) with the senior adult. You should ask the questions and enter their answers. Download the survey answers.
Ask your participant what gives their life meaning, and what they see as areas they could improve on that would improve their Quality of Life (QOL). Collaborate with them to set three short-term and three long-term goals that would bring more quality to their life.
Then collect all the data and write a paper using the following as a guide.
Describe your applicant, including information about their age, gender, general health, and comfort level with the interview.
Analyze the QOL survey you performed.
Identify three areas of concern that you see involving risk.
Discuss what components of a successful aging theory applies to them.
Discuss how this person’s life aligns with qualities of health in the Blue Zones.
Collaborate with your participant in creating three short-term and three long-term goals that they feel are most important to improving their quality of life.