This course studies adults in midlife, from a bio/psycho/social perspective, as this segment of the adult population predicted to increase significantly in the next decade. Theories of ad ult development will be reviewed with emphasis on contemporary research with this age group. Course content includes material on changes in family roles and relationships in midlife, meaning of work for older adults, age discrimination in the workplace, ca regiver roles and responsibilities, issues for ethnic minorities in midlife, alternative approaches to retirement, factors that contribute to productive aging, and social work interventions. Client empowerment and a strengths - based perspective will be emph asized throughout the course. The course will explore micro, mezzo, and macro practice implications and interventions for this population. This course will have particular relevance for social work, nursing, psychology, and sociology students.