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The Role of the Two-Year College and the Aging.
Lehigh County Community College has made inroads in providing education to meet the needs of the elderly in four areas: (1) development of campus policy regarding the elderly; (2) establishment of community-based courses and activities for the elderly; (3) establishment of training programs for personnel in agencies that work with the elderly, and for private business owners who employ the elderly; (4) identification of the campus as a center for advocacy for the elderly. Specific achievements in each of these four areas are delineated in this document. For example, Lehigh has established a no-tuition policy for senior citizens; has introduced a Social Gerontology course into the curriculum; has employed senior citizens on campus; has established a community-based film series, a"Nutrition Bingo Program," and courses in such subjects as decoupage, ceramics, and creative home decorations; has offered conferences entitled "Changing Perceptives of Mental Health and the Elderly,""Modified Therapeutic Communities Conference,""Lutheran Chaplaincy Training Conference," and "Preretirement Planning"; subscribes to and supports groups such as the Gray Panthers and the Pennsylvania Association for Older Persons; and has created a Speaker's Bureau for the Elderly. (NHM)
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Authoring Institution: Lehigh County Community Coll., Schnecksville, PA.