ERIC Number: ED240440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Are the Needs of the Educated Retiree Being Met? Research Brief.
Gerontologists and others working with the elderly have tended to treat them according to their chronological age. In order to compare retired professionals' perceived expectations of retirement with their subsequent realization, to discover possible discrepancies, and to examine the adequacy of current pre- and post-treatment counseling programs available for this population, 147 members of the Institute for Retired Professionals in New York City completed a questionnaire on retirement life. Analyses of results showed a high attainment of retirement expectations. However, few pre- or post-retirement counseling services were available for this professional group. The eight recommendations for action based on the findings include the establishment of peer counseling programs, health information services, seminars and course work for intellectual stimulation, and involving the retired professional in program development. (The nine page questionnaire is appended.) (MCF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Institute for Retired Professionals NY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Gerontological Society (29th, Albuquerque, NM, April 16-20, 1983).