ERIC Number: ED106524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Health Maintenance Education and Services for Senior Adults: Program Resume: Project S.M.I.L.E. [Services to Maintain Independent Living for the Elderly].
Menker, Barbara W.
The program to provide basic health information and skills for older persons was sponsored by the city of Palo Alto with the cooperation of 14 health agencies. Weekly morning classes featured 12 topics ranging from exercise to coping with cancer and were presented by health professionals in as nontechnical a manner as possible. The classes were attended by an average of 32 persons, most of them aged 66-75. This report describes and covers the target population, personnel and financial arrangements, publicity, registration, course outlines, the participants, elements of the program, sponsorship and agency participation, attendance, expenditures, continuation of parts of the program, and recommendations. A major section is devoted to the results of program evaluation completed by 29 attendees, who rated the sessions favorably. Throughout the report, many details are included to give a picture of organization, attendance, and overall reactions. (MDW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Palo Alto Senior Adult Services Program, CA.; Santa Clara County Health Dept., San Jose, CA.; Palo Alto Unified School District, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A