Positive Aging Module 6 Key Terms

Social Convoy

The term used to describe the lifelong social network of family and
friend relationships that develop over the life course and provide
social support from infancy through late life.

Fictive Kin

Constructed relationships, such as foster child, god-parents, or very
close friendships, that merge voluntary and obligatory relations take
on the significance of biologically.


is the state of not having children.