ERIC Number: ED157849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Focus on Senior Citizens: A Report of Funded Projects for 1976 and 1977.
Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Consumers' Education.
In an effort to promote understanding of the elderly and to provide consumer awareness programs for them, the Office of Consumers' Education funded eight projects in 1976 and two in 1977 which focused on areas such as (1) education of older adults to make intelligent choices among alternative goods and services, (2) training of specialists to work as community outreach personnel to serve the elderly, (3) provision of consumer information for the elderly via radio broadcasts, and (4) creation of more effective linkages among older Americans and senior centers. Directors of the projects found that most elderly people encounter problems in areas of housing, health care, fixed incomes, consumer goods, and transportation. It is pointed out that senior citizens can obtain helpful information from the federal Administration on Aging, and from state and regional agencies on aging. (AV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Consumer Protection, Educational Needs, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Government Role, Health Needs, Housing Needs, Information Needs, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, Services, Social Problems, State Government, Stereotypes
Office of Consumers' Education, U.S. Office of Education, Room 5624, ROB-3, Washington, D.C. 20202 (free, single copies only)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Consumers' Education.