ERIC Number: ED234299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-23
Reference Count: 0
White House Conference on Aging Literature: A Gold Mine of Issues for the 1980.
Laurie, William F.
The 1981 White House Conference on Aging, particularly the 50 State Conferences on Aging, generated over 1,500 pages of data on aging, addressing over 3,000 issues. To summarize the information from the 16 Technical Committee reports, a conceptual framework was used which focused on the well being of older people in three dimensions - health, economic, and social. Of the 267 areas of concern 248 specifically focused on these three dimensions. The remaining 19 areas applied to all three dimensions and related to defining government roles, and involving public agencies and older people in setting goals, managing services, and advocacy. Health concerns comprized 67 of the 248 concerns; the major area of concern was long-term care. There were 84 economic concerns identified. Employment was the major issue followed by social security, housing, retirement, and family care. Social concerns accounted for 97 of the 248. Quality of life ranked first, followed by integrated services, transportation, communication, legal services, education, and crime. In addition to the 16 Technical Reports, major areas of concern were analyzed from the conference reports of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Navajo Nation, and the Territories. The state areas of concern paralleled those of the Technical Committees. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Social Security; White House Conference on Aging
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (35th, Boston, MA, November 19-23, 1982). For related documents, see ED 215 257-289 and ED 216 296-303.