ERIC Number: ED326759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Union Retirees: Enriching Their Lives, Enhancing Their Contribution. Volume II.
Charner, Ivan; And Others
This report presents five case studies which provide a comprehensive description of the programs and services available to union retirees in different communities. The five communities reflect a diversity of geographical locations, economic base, occupational structure, and unions represented. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Miami, Florida; Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota; St. Louis, Missouri; and Seattle, Washington are the communities profiled. These profiles offer a picture of the community context; union-related programs and services and community programs and services for retirees and older adults; providers of the programs and services; and gaps in programs and services. While there are obvious demographic, cultural, and economic differences among the five cases, certain clear lessons may be drawn from them, notably that: (1) while the various examples of union programs and services and community-based efforts suggest that much is happening at the community level for retirees and older adults, the identification of needs and concerns suggest that more can be done; (2) although the range of programs and services available to retirees is encouraging, concern stems from the realization that much of what is available in the communities focuses on the most needy or frail in the older population; and (3) opportunities need to be expanded so that the largest possible population of older adults in a community could take advantage of the widest array of programs and services. (ABL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Middle Aged Adults, Older Adults, Programs, Retirement, Retirement Benefits, Union Members, Unions
Academy for Educational Development, National Institute for Work and Learning, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: For Volume I, see CG 022 966.