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ERIC Number: ED099728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Applied Programs and Policies for the Aged in Three Counties in the State of Maryland.
Waugaman, Dorothy; And Others
Several extensive studies were carried out to determine deficiencies in community resources which hinder the elderly population in their desire to live independently. The first study delineated the perceived needs of the population and presented an overview of currently available resources. The needs found greatly exceeded the available resources. Results of the survey of transportation needs indicated that bus service for food shopping was a high transportation priority among the elderly. The third study analyzed the interrelationship of special problems, programs, and responses to resources available for the elderly. Persons responded favorably to living in a Title III public housing facility that provided supportive services to aid independent living. The basic theme in all three studies was that the community was responsible for providing support services to encourage senior citizens to remain independent and to be an integral part of the community. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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