ERIC Number: ED137751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Enhancing the Lives of Aged in a Retirement Center through a Program of Reading.
Wilson, Molly M.
Readarama, a weekly reading group, was conducted in a retirement center in Athens, Georgia. Participants in the voluntary group were retired women who were lifelong readers and who continued to enjoy reading as a hobby. Because of differences in reading interests and in time available for reading, members read independently during the week; Readarama time was used for discussions of individual reading and for the exchange of ideas and reminiscences. Each week the group leader supplied supplemental, optional reading material, choosing stories from "70 Most Unforgettable Characters from 'Reader's Digest'" because of their popularity with group members. Readarama points up the value of the reading group as a social outlet, an outlet for an already-established hobby, and a way for previously active adults to maintain some level of activity and structure in their retired lives. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (22nd, Miami Beach, Florida, May 2-6, 1977)