ERIC Number: ED112975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-8
Reference Count: N/A
A Plan for: A Consumer Conference for Older Adults.
This document provides a step-by-step description of the planning and implementation of a two day consumer concerns conference for older adults held at Palomar Community College (California). The bulk of the document is made up of practical discussions of such planning phases as facility selection and decoration, conference publicity, snack and luncheon serving, and speaker selection. In addition to the keynote speaker, Josephine Smith, more than 30 speakers conducted workshops, including: consumer fraud, mobile home park problems, nutrition, home security, drug buying, tax information, legal counseling, wills, estate planning, blood pressure, medicine, and medical quackery. Of about 250 conference participants, 76 were interviewed for conference evaluation purposes by a group of volunteers in conjunction with the class "Psychology of Aging." All of the workshop topics were well received, and 75 percent of the respondents indicated that they would attend another conference. Seventy-two percent said the conference met their expectations, and 42 percent said they would like several conferences at Palomar College. In response to questions dealing with curriculum planning, the respondents indicated more interest in enrichment courses than in those of academic value. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Palomar Coll., San Marcos, CA.