ERIC Number: ED246231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-14
Reference Count: 0
Continued Development and Dissemination of Materials for Serving Senior Adults. FY '83 310 Project Final Report.
Northwest Iowa Technical Coll., Sheldon.
A project was conducted in Iowa to develop educational programs for older adults who were not institutionalized. Focus of the activity was on sites that held community meals for the aging on a daily basis. Those who attended were targeted for after-dinner educational programs. A survey was taken of the interests of the senior citizens attending the centers; as a result, eight teaching units were prepared and distributed to the meal centers for use by teachers in a variety of ways. Appendices include a series of press releases on these subjects and a composite of evaluations of programs by participants. Student materials, including notes for the instructor, cover the following topics: health insurance for retirement-age individuals, cholesterol, keeping healthy, cooking for one or two, living off Social Security, high blood pressure, high blood pressure and a salt restricted diet, and diabetes. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Diabetes, Educational Needs, Foods Instruction, Health Education, Health Materials, Hypertension, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Insurance, Material Development, Nutrition, Older Adults, Physical Health, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Retirement Benefits, Special Health Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Iowa Technical Coll., Sheldon.
Identifiers: Iowa; Social Security; 310 Project
Note: Parts of the appendixes may not reproduce well due to small type.