ERIC Number: ED154859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Older Americans: New Uses of Mature Ability.
The American Association of Community and Junior Colleges' Older Americans Program provides an opportunity for colleges to plan together in a three-year period for development of community work and productivity programs for older adults. This report, based on a survey of present community college practices, discussions with college planners, and a review of potentially useful research and development literature, briefly describes present programs and notes some issues that have already emerged in initial planning phases. The report is divided into four sections: (1) Senior Employment Services covers putting employers and able older workers together through counseling, job placement, and job development; (2) Volunteer Service Programs deals with recruiting, organizing, and managing senior volunteers in federally sponsored and community-based volunteer programs; (3) Training for Work and Service covers trends in multi-purpose older adult programs that support work and service-related education and training growth; and (4) Older Adults in the Workplace deals with college planning as affected by industrial gerontology and current reexaminations of the relationships of work, education, and leisure. Although new ideas and programs are emerging, five education roles already provided by colleges include training in child care, peer counseling, health care, education providers, and community service. (TR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Employment Opportunities, Federal Programs, Gerontology, Job Placement, Job Training, Older Adults, Older Workers, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Retirement, School Community Programs, Two Year Colleges, Volunteer Training
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges Publications, P. O. Box 298, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.