ERIC Number: ED186641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Pre-Retirement Rehearsal Project. Final Report, July 1, 1977-June 30, 1978.
The Pre-Retirement Rehearsal Project sought to motivate, educate, and guide persons forty-five years of age and older (especially those with limited academic skills) in successful retirement planning. Community awareness of the need for planning was achieved through the opening of a pre-retirement center, design of three brochures, construction and use of a display at conferences and community programs, and various media publicity. Four slide/tape programs were developed on pre-retirement planning and on the project itself. Questionnaires were developed to survey seventy individuals (1) fifty years and more approaching retirement and (2) two to three years after retirement; the survey concerned interests of persons approaching retirement, concerns before and after retirement, and advice from retirees. From this information and previous experience, a course using an assembled package of instructional materials was organized and field tested. A series of booklets and teachers' guides on retirement concerns specifically for individuals with limited academic reading ability and a bibliography were developed (see Note). Pre-retirement seminars and teacher-training workshops were conducted. These project products are appended: outline of a pre-retirement planning seminar; brochures and script of the slide-tape presentation, Introduction to Pre-Retirement Rehearsal Project; and survey forms. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Clearinghouses, Community Involvement, Community Services, Curriculum Design, Individual Needs, Information Services, Instructional Materials, Interest Research, Material Development, Middle Aged Adults, Older Adults, Planning, Questionnaires, Reading Difficulties, Retirement, Surveys, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Lancaster); Preretirement Programs; Preretirement Rehearsal Project
Note: For related documents see CE 024 926-932.