ERIC Number: ED103409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-17
Reference Count: 0
Aging: Health Education's Responsibility.
Wallace, Bill C.
The elderly have recently become a target of national concern. There are currently more than 22 million people 65 years of age or older in the United States, and this number is continually increasing. Health education must respond to the need for better understanding of the aging process and the aged by including information and materials designed toward developing competencies in aging in professional preparation programs. Higher education professionals should develop expertise in the area of aging and make this competency available to other programs in academic and community settings. Students of health education in higher education should be provided opportunities for field experiences in various agencies involved with the aged. Elementary and secondary schools must include information and materials concerning aging in the health education curriculum. Community schools and community colleges should provide special education opportunities for the aged, and health educators should become involved in training professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers working with the aged. (Author/PB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Health Education (Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 1975)