ERIC Number: ED139553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-7
Reference Count: 0
The Western Regional Hispanic Conference on Aging "Search for Hispanic Models" (1st, Los Angeles, California, October 7-8, 1976). Final Report and Recommendations.
National Association Pro Spanish Speaking Elderly, Los Angeles, CA.
Highlighting an on-going need to create programs that meet the multiple needs of minority aged, the Conference aimed to: identify the needs of the Hispanic Elderly in the Western Region, and develop program models which can be implemented in response to the needs. Workshop topics included: the need to coordinate the efforts and activities of the various national organizations dedicated to serving the Hispanic Elderly; planning models for effective services to Hispanic Seniors (Titles III and VII); Hispanic community participation; cultural, psychological and demographic profile of the Hispanic Elderly; future trends in minority aging; information and referral, a vital link between the Hispanic Elderly and service provider; and developing programs for the aged (legal, administrative, and fiscal aspects). The Conference was successful in: building bridges of communication between senior citizens, professionals, and legislators at the local, state, and Federal government levels; establishing lines of priority among the experts; and directing their resources toward the maximum good. Two recommendations which clearly stood out were the: need to increase fiscal expenditures on Hispanic-oriented programs and research; and need to maintain a national center or clearinghouse on the Hispanic Elderly. It was also deemed that bilingual communication was an important element in the successful delivery of services to the Hispanic Elderly. (NQ)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Change Strategies, Community Involvement, Conference Reports, Cultural Influences, Futures (of Society), Gerontology, Human Services, Information Dissemination, Models, National Organizations, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Organizational Communication, Program Development, Referral, Resource Allocation, Spanish Speaking
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association Pro Spanish Speaking Elderly, Los Angeles, CA.