ERIC Number: ED111473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Project Renewal. Final Report.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Project Renewal assessed the needs of persons aged 60 and over in the districts served by Highland Community College, Kishwaukee College, and Rock Valley College (Illinois), with special focus on the role of educational institutions in meeting those needs. Through interinstitutional cooperation by the three community colleges and Northern Illinois University, a study was conducted using the Delphi technique, interviews, questionnaires for older adults, and surveys of present services available to older adults and the in-service training needs of those delivering such services. Transportation emerged as the greatest need. Because information clearinghouses would maximize coordination of services, their development was also given high priority. Other priorities established were provision of informal learning experiences relevant to daily living for older adults, including pre-retirement planning, leisure time activities, and the involvement of older adults in volunteer roles. The need for in-service training of persons serving older adults in these areas was also recognized. A model of interinstitutional cooperation developed by the project is recommended as a basis for cooperative delivery of services. Maps, Delphi materials, forms, and data are appended. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.