From the point of view of an older adult, use the information you gathered in part one to evaluate a neighborhood in terms of how adequately it will meet the present and anticipated future needs.

Older Adult Community Assessment Paper Part Two
From the point of view of an older adult, use the information you gathered in part one to evaluate a neighborhood in terms of how adequately it will meet the present and anticipated future needs. Write a paper on this using APA format. Use seventh edition APA. This is an academic, APA paper from the view of an outside person. Avoid telling a story of yourself and your dog and that you are happy the sidewalk is flat. Avoid personal information about your family. Avoid material on older adults that does not apply to the community (half page on hypertension from the Mayo clinic does not belong, focus on the community and older adult. Your paper should be three pages double spaced not counting cover page or references. Students must use three current academic references (within the past five years) in addition to the references they use to document characteristics about their neighborhood. These references should concern characteristics and needs of older adults. Crime rates should be reported as incidents per 1000 or per 100,000 inhabitants. Crime rates should be reported using government sources. Facts that are not common knowledge should be supported with a citation. One of those references can be your textbook.
All submissions will be checked for plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected the student will receive a zero for this assignment and will be referred to the Office of Community Standards.
Grading Rubric Older Adult Community Assessment Paper
Criterion Fully met Partially met Not met
Paper double spaced, in required length, correct spelling and grammar, and in correct APA format. One point will be deducted for each error-max 10 points. 10 points 1 to 9 points 0 points
At least three current & professional references are used. Citations correct and in APA format. 20 points 1-19 points per source 0 points
Evaluation of neighborhood is pertinent and realistic 30 points 1 to 29 points 0 points
Writing reflects understanding of the older adult’s viewpoint 30 points 1 to 29 points 0 points
Older Adult Community Assessment Table attached to the end of final paper as an appendix. 10 points No points if not attached 0 points
This assignment will be submitted in two parts. Part one is the table which will be turned in week 2. Part two is the paper, due in week 4. When you turn in the paper you will submit the table a second time as an addendum with any corrections/additions.
Table from first submission attached to be used for information in paper

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