ERIC Number: ED113005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Older Americans and Community Colleges: Selected Papers.
Korim, Andrew S., Ed.; Waugaman, Dorothy O., Ed.
The American Association of Community and Junior Colleges organized a consortium of five observation and demonstration colleges to implement pilot programs aimed at older adults. Site selection was made on the bases of geographic dispersion, community variation, economic characteristics, and the proportion of older adults in the population. This publication consists of five papers, written by practitioners in the field, describing activities of the colleges involved in the project: Tri-County Technical College (South Carolina), Clackamas Community College (Oregon), Community College of Allegheny County (Pennsylvania), Flathead Valley Community College (Montana), and Southeast Community College (Nebraska). The activities described represent customized responses to local conditions, but offer practical advice on what can be done to improve the quality of life of older adults and how to get started. The colleges show a high degree of responsiveness to community needs, and a leadership capability through work with not only senior groups and individuals, but also agencies and organizations. In each case the participating college was able to identify local resources to pool together with external funds to launch a comprehensive array of new services. (NHM)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.