ERIC Number: ED116747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-14
Reference Count: N/A
Citizens Task Force Study on Aging.
Collyer, Gilbert A.; Greenleaf, George
A citizens task force of 25 persons representing the geographic areas and population of Shasta College (Redding, California) district was organized to propose goals for Shasta College in providing services for the older adult population in the district, and to make recommendations concerning a comprehensive continuing program to achieve these goals. The structure for the study of the subject was divided into four major areas: (1) pre-retirement training and counseling; (2) talent bank; (3) continuing education; (4) health and nutrition. In March 1975, a workshop was held in which over 50 persons representing business, labor, government, churches, and "senior" organizations participated. This report contains a summary of the discussions and opinions of the workshop participants. Although specific step-by-step suggestions for program implementation are not made, general recommendations include: the assignment of a college coordinator to institute programs and services relating to the aging; the establishment of an advisory committee for senior programs and services; budget guidelines; staff development; the general principles of flexibility, coordination and support; and the involvement of regular college student in seniors classes and programs. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Shasta Coll., Redding, CA.