ERIC Number: ED140167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Primary Prevention for the Senior Citizen: The Preparation for Retirement Program.
The history, rationale and methodology of the preretirement preparation program in the format of a group educational experience is traced from its origin 30 years ago by the gerontologist W. Hunter to the present. The program is described and discussed in detail, in terms of content and theoretical dynamics. As retirement is often a psycho-social crisis the program is also reviewed in terms of "crisis intervention" theory. The psychiatrist or psychologist has several key roles to play in these programs; as a consultant and lecturer for the animator training program as well as direct participation in programs as the invited expert for the session on psychological adjustment and mental health. Possible methods of measuring and evaluating effectiveness as a preventive measure are also briefly discussed. A content summary outlining the eight sessions comprising the typical program is provided. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A