The population of the United States is aging, and with this change in the composition of the population will come new opportunities and new challenges for the elderly” (Stone, 2000). Changes in roles and social position as person ages can occur. As well as the need for more health care and a change in living accommodations. An elderly person may also notice changes In their person lives, such as, marriage, family, and peer relationships. Transitioning from work to retirement might also be an adjustment.Lastly, social policies may start to affect them now that they are an older adult.