Paper #2: Aging

Pleases answer BOTH of the following sections below:

Section A: Bucket List

At the end of our lives we often will look back and reflect on what we have done with them.  I’d like you to reflect on and think about what you’d like to include on your bucket list.  A bucket list contains events, things you’d like to do, or experiences that you’d like to have before you die.

  1. For section A, I’d like you to list five things that you would like to include on your bucket list and accomplish before you die.
  2. Please provide a brief explanation for each item on your list.

Section B: Life Review 

The elderly (or others) can impart valuable knowledge.  Often we think of questions that we would have liked to have asked important people in our lives only after they are no longer with us.  Consider at least one person in your life that you value. (NOTE: It can be an individual who is not yet elderly, but could be one day for example, or it could be a child. It can also be a biological or non-biological family member or friend).

  1. Briefly describe the person(s) in your life that you have chosen and their relationship to you.
  1. List three things that you would you like to know (e.g., what it was like growing up in x, how did you meet x, etc.) or learn from that person(s) before you die?

NOTE: If you have multiple people that you’d like information from, you can describe the person when discussing that individual information item.


  • Approximately 2-3 pages, 12 font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins
  • You may use section headings and bullet points for each item.