ERIC Number: ED201837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Older Person's Handbook. Ideas, Projects and Resources for Neighborhood Action. A Mutual Aid Project Handbook.
Cala, Michael; And Others
The Mutual Aid Project (MAP) has developed a community organizing and planning approach which has focused its attention on the continuing role of older people within their neighborhoods. This approach has sought to strengthen not only the day-to-day arrangements for mutual aid and support, but also those actions which will assist groups in obtaining adequate resources, skills, and knowledge from the formal service system. This handbook reflects the state of the art of voluntary projects which will assist older people in playing a major role in community life. At the same time, it consistently portrays the dignity and competence of older individuals in strong contrast to most age stereotypes. The purpose of the handbook is to provide some ideas concerning the kinds of projects that can be conducted both for and with older neighborhood residents for the common good. Topics covered in the handbook's six chapters include: planning for neighborhood projects; self-protection projects; projects for the homebound; consumer education projects; cooperative and exchange projects; and urban gardening. Appendix 1 provides basic information about social assistance programs of the federal government and New York City, as well as information about discounts, cultural events, and employment in the New York City area. Appendix 2 provides important phone numbers (such as police, fire, welfare, gas company, legal assistance, etc.) for the New York City area. (KC)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Resources, Community Services, Cultural Activities, Educational Facilities, Employment Services, Federal Programs, Human Resources, Information Sources, Neighborhood Improvement, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Resources, Urban Improvement, Volunteers
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Consolidated Edison Co., Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Mutual Aid Project, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York); Social Security
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