ERIC Number: ED148417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
"I Have Returned to Life." Community Colleges and Older Americans: A New Response to a New Resource.
NPO/Task Force, Inc. New York, NY.
The document describes pilot programs at three community colleges and one university aimed at providing vocational opportunities for those 65 years or older and underwritten by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. Los Angeles Valley College's Senior Adult Program placed l01 men and women in part-time jobs, and its Gold Card Program, which allowed those over 60 free access to college activities, enrolled 707 older students in credit courses and over 2,000 in non-credit courses. Project Elderly at Miami-Dade Community College located jobs for the elderly, established a clearinghouse for those wishing to do volunteer work, and developed educational curricula for the older student. New York City Community College undertook a two-year project to investigate career opportunities for those over 45 in Brooklyn, and established public information desks regarding job opportunities for older workers at ten banks in the area. Pace University established an Active Retirement Center where older citizens could continue to learn, and is now expanding the center and developing a job and volunteer placement program. Comments by Merrell M. Clark, vice president of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation are included. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: NPO/Task Force, Inc. New York, NY.