With the aging of the baby boom generation, the number of older adults in the U.S. will increase substantially. Using a biopsychosocial framework, this article presents cutting-edge issues of older adulthood and considers emerging roles of social workers with older adults and their families. Research, education, and policy perspectives that will advance social work knowledge, skills and resources in aging are proposed. Social work as a profession is challenged to lead the way in making "everything old new again."
Kropf, Nancy P. and Adamek, Margaret, "The Future of Aging in Social Work: "Everything Old is New Again"" (2005). Social Work Faculty Publications. Paper 22.