ERIC Number: ED150565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Future Shock and the Aged: Is Reading a Cure or Part of the Problem?
Wilson, Molly M.
This paper suggests that reading offers a partial solution to the adaptation problems that older adults must face. Reading materials provide a means of disseminating information among older adults, and offer a source for consumer services information and basic education in living for those adjusting to retirement or old age. In addition, reading can be a leisure activity or a means of group interaction. The paper advocates establishing reading groups in nursing homes and retirement centers, designing basic reading courses specifically for adults, and producing more books of interest for the elderly population. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (27th, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1-3, 1977)