ERIC Number: ED335515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Positive Ageing. Proceedings of the NSW U3A Conference (1st, Orange, Australia, March 14-15, 1991).
Swindell, Rick, Ed.
These conference proceedings contain nine theme papers from a conference on the University of the Third Age (U3A); the concept of positive aging; and new directions in political thinking, education, health, and social services. An introduction by the conference coordinator, Geoff Cawthorne, begins the volume. The papers are as follows: "Positive Ageing: Developments in Services for Older Persons in New South Wales" (Gillian McPhee); "U3A in Australia: Who Are We, What Do We Want, What Are the Benefits?" (Rick Swindell); "Cognitive Change in Later Life" (Michael Dunne); "Consultations with Older People as Part of Policy Making in the Commonwealth Department of Community Services and Health" (Harold Wilkinson); "Council on the Ageing: An Organization for All Older People" (Heather Johnson); "Healthprint: A Natural History of Health for Older People" (Deborah Saltman); "Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks" (Ray Morland); "Normal Ageing and Intelligence" (Lazar Stankov); and "Comparison of Some Disease Prevalence Rates in People over 60 Years of Age from Beijing and a Selected Rural Area" (Tong Zhi-fu). Two workshop presentations address practical topics: "How to Use the Media" (Liz McLaughlin) and "Course Preparation and Training" (Susan Skidmore). (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Cognitive Development, Community Services, Curriculum Development, Developed Nations, Educational Gerontology, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Health Services, Intelligence, Older Adults, Participation, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Publicity, Social Services, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Orange Univ. of the Third Age (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (New South Wales); China (Beijing); University of the Third Age (Australia)
Note: Also sponsored by the New South Wales Government Insurance Office and the Orange City Council, Orange (Australia).