ERIC Number: ED058555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Never Too Old: The Aged in Community Life.
Twente, Esther E.
This book focuses on two issues: the realization of individual potential and the replacement of narrow specialization in human service institutions by a more general capability. This focus takes into special consideration the position of the elderly. Many questions are raised by these two unresolved basic issues reflected throughout this volume. Efforts have been made to meet needs older people have as a result of their retirement from productive work. These efforts have consisted primarily of benevolences, insurances, and leisure time activities. This aid takes into account the loss of role of the older person as an economic producer; however, it does not add to his self-respect. Many creative and service activities could be developed as many older people have much to contribute to thir local communities. It is suggested that providing appropriate educational experiences for the social work generalist in small communities may alleviate the problem. This suggestion raises many questions, including what kind of content should be included and how and when should it be taught. This book outlines techniques that are the result of two demonstration and research projects with aging people in small communities, an attempt to at least partly resolve these issues. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Community Programs, Course Content, Creative Expression, Demonstration Programs, Educational Programs, Financial Needs, Individual Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Older Adults, Problem Solving, Research, Retirement, Role Perception, Social Work, Socioeconomic Status, Teaching Methods
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