ERIC Number: ED367892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Seniors: Current Events and Consumer Awareness. Final Report.
A project was conducted to design and implement a curriculum for older adults in the areas of consumer events and consumer awareness. The project aimed to improve the seniors' basic skills by providing relevant content in a basic education context. During the project a curriculum was developed and presented through workshops held in 2 senior centers for 5 weeks per session; about 39 senior citizens in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania attended. The workshops were very successful. Although many training sessions at senior centers have minimal attendance, this workshop had increased attendance at each session. The seniors found the information helpful and relevant to everyday living while enhancing basic skills. A final report including the curriculum was widely distributed throughout the state. Topics covered in the workshop sessions included the following: advertising, crossword puzzles, prescription labels, food labels, billing notices, assessing value of personal property, location of family records, and health care for the elderly. (Materials used in the workshops are included in the project report.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Mifflin County); 353 Project