ERIC Number: ED185467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Outreach Program in the Arts for the Low-Income Elderly: Analysis of Pilot Program for the Low-Income Elderly.
Blocker, Merrie D.; Gurian, B. S.
An outreach program was conducted during the 1978-79 year by the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts for the low-income elderly in conjunction with the local councils on aging and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Title III of the Older Americans Act. Components of the program are described, including drop-in workshops at daily meal sites, drop-in centers in the participating towns and scholarships for transportation, and tuition and supplies for courses at the DeCordova Museum School. The effectiveness of the program is analyzed in terms of ability to reach a group that otherwise had no way of participating in art school classes without financial assistance, specifically those persons whose average age was 72 and average income was $6500 per year. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: DeCordova Museum School MA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (32nd, Washington, DC, November 25-29, 1979).