ERIC Number: ED105096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Educational and Informational Needs of Older People Living in the Schoolcraft College District.
The survey explored the informational, educational, and cultural interests of older people in the Schoolcraft College area to determine what kinds of programs were of most interest to them. A one-page large print questionnaire was administered by a staff person except in the cases where a copy of the questionnaire had been made available through a newspaper article and was filled out independently. Of the 9,067 persons 65 years or older in the district, 418 responded to the questionnaire. A segment (from 13 to 36 percent) of the respondents indicated an interest in one or more of the 13 retirement living subject matter areas. Various cultural events and short courses available at Schoolcraft College were of some interest to respondents--films and plays ranked highest at 22 percent; sculpture was lowest at 2 percent. Half the respondents indicated a preference for daytime programs; only 10 percent preferred evening programs. Preference was also expressed for programs in the neighborhood. Transportation and financial assistance needs were also investigated. On the basis of the survey, proposals for programs were offered. (The appendix includes a description of the organized senior citizen groups surveyed.) (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Gerontology, Ann Arbor, MI.
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