The final paper for this course should compare one of the following dimensions as it relates to older adults – retirement planning, health care service delivery and finance, or community long-term services and supports – in the United States and any other country in the world. The paper needs to: Introduce the two countries and the chosen dimension Include background information on each country and dimension, state why the countries and dimension were chosen, and clearly state the focus of the paper in a thesis statement. Describe one of the three dimensions in the United States Describe the dimension in the selected country Comparatively, analyze the countries Consider – What is the impact of the two different cultures on the dimension and how does it compare across the countries as a result? How are the systems alike or different? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each system? Conclude with a synthesis that discusses the implications of the comparative analysis Consider – If one country's system were adopted in the other country, how would older adults be impacted? Who would be most impacted and why? How does the dimension benefit from interdisciplinary perspectives? Length: 4-page minimum to 6-page maximum for body of paper. Title page and reference page required in APA format. Font: 12-point Times New Roman or 12 point Arial Spacing and Margin: Double spacing, only, with normal 1” margins Formatting and Reference Style: APA 7th Edition Sources: Sources can include class readings from textbooks and other articles. I strongly recommend including outside research from peer-reviewed academic journals, governmental publications, major non-governmental organizations, and other high-quality sources. You need to have a minimum of 5 references. If you use an online website as a reference, it needs to be a reputable source (.org, .edu, .gov). If you use Wikipedia.com or other .com or .net online sources, you have to track down the original source and cite the original source, which also has to be reputable and preferably peer-reviewed. For example, Wikipedia.com is not sufficient for a citation. Submissions need to be saved as one of the following types of files: .doc, .docx, or PDF and uploaded to Canvas via Turnitin by the deadline in the syllabus. Papers sent with file extensions other than those listed above and/ or as attachments to email will be declined and accrue late points until properly submitted.