ERIC Number: ED195730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Social Gerontology Training Manual.
Tucker, Jeanne C., Ed.; Umbarger, Vivian C., Ed.
This guide for educators, human service workers, and others interested in social gerontology contains four sections covering fifteen subject areas/sessions. Unit 1, Societal Structure and Its Relationship to the Aged, presents data concerning demographics of the aging population, historical factors having an impact upon value processing of older adults, changing roles in families, and an overview of gerontology program resources. Unit 2, Gerontological Mental Health, provides information regarding selected life events/stress factors in the aging cycle, including emotional adjustments to cope with death and aging, recognition and management of grief, creative use of leisure, and impact of ageism. Unit 3, Physical Aspects of Aging, reviews the biological basis and physical changes and their implications, including special factors involving the ecosystem of environmental impact and drug use and misuse. Unit 4, Cultural Values and Their Impact on Older Kansans, discusses ethnic experiences and cultural values as related to needs, concerns, and resources of specific elderly groups with examples of cultural heritage and unique problems of service delivery and programming objectives for Spanish speaking, Indian, and Mid-western rural elderly. For each session these materials are provided: sample agendas, training objectives, condensed lectures, group exercises/discussions, examples of audiovisual aids, and bibliography. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Development, Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), American Indians, Cultural Influences, Culture, Death, Demography, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Ecology, Ethnic Groups, Family Role, Gerontology, Grief, Leisure Time, Mental Health, Older Adults, Physical Environment, Retirement, Self Concept, Social Structure, Spanish Speaking, Stress Variables, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Board of Regents, Topeka.
Authoring Institution: Washburn Univ. of Topeka, KS.
Identifiers: Kansas; Preretirement Programs; Social Gerontology; Stress (Biological)
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