ERIC Number: ED110847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-24
Reference Count: 0
Action Now for Older Americans: Toward Independent Living.
Thorson, James A., Ed.
The collection of conference papers given by representatives of State, Federal, and voluntary agencies, and university faculty, discusses information and planning strategies aimed at maximizing independent living for the elderly. Introductory and welcoming remarks by James A. Thorson, Virginia Smith, and Frank Groschelle are included along with the full texts of the following papers: Advocacy for the Older Person, Carl Eisdorfer; Regional Directions in Serving Older Americans, Frank Nicholson; Action Toward Maximizing Independent Living for Older Americans; Ray Schwartz; The Role of the National Voluntary Agencies, Ellen Winston; Problems of Handicapped Older Citizens in Maintaining Independent Living, E. Percil Stanford; New Thrusts in Services, Goals, Barriers, and Some Solutions in Helping the Aged Toward Independent Living, James J. Burr; New Strategies for Serving Older People, Charles Wells; The Goal and Objective, Stanley Brody; Strategies to Identify and Serve the Target Groups, Margaret Blenkner; The Impact of Scientific Advances on Independent Living, Carl Eisdorfer; Services to Maintain Older People in Their Homes, William G. Bell; Strategies in Providing Services to the Elderly, Carter Osterbind. Working through the agencies of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (DHEW), the National Voluntary Organizations, and regional and State programs is emphasized. (LH)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Community Organizations, Conference Reports, Disabilities, Federal Programs, Government Role, Health Services, Human Services, Older Adults, Public Agencies, Quality of Life, Social Action, Speeches, State Agencies, State Programs, Voluntary Agencies
Georgia Center for Continuing Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Gerontological Society, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
Note: Proceedings of a conference (Atlanta, Georgia, March 22-24, 1972)