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ERIC Number: ED112987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 55
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Pensacola Junior College Educational Support Development Plan for the Aging and Aged.
Tamburello, G. B.
This report recommends three general categories of involvement in the development of educational programs for the aging and aged at Pensacola Junior College (Florida). (1) Pre-retirement Education: courses should include the psychology of aging, family structures, estate planning, federal laws that affect the elderly, employment opportunities, and leisure time activities. Pre-retirement counseling programs should be developed. (2) Continuing Education: a comprehensive campus-based education program for the aged should involve free transportation, convenient locations, and flexible hours; similar courses should be offered at nursing homes, senior citizens centers, and community schools. Enrollment should be increased in vocational education programs which could lead to rewarding second careers or part-time jobs. (3) Para-professional Gerontology Programs: existing nursing courses should place greater emphasis on dealing with older people, special seminars on dealing with the aged should be offered, and an in-service training program should be developed in nursing homes. A two-year associate degree and certificated programs in geriatric care should be established. The report concludes with a discussion of possible federal, state, local, private, and public funding sources. (NHM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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