ERIC Number: ED163356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Look at Senior Citizens Programs in the United States.
Hughes, Benjamin C.; Barnard, Linda S.
The problems of the aged include: inadequate health care, insufficient income, transportation, substandard housing, crime victimization, poor nutrition, loss of home, sense of being valueless, forced retirement and apathy from the police. Survey objectives were: determination of the extent to which cities were serving senior populations and how they were easing the problems as well as identifying local civic groups in providing help to the aged. Additionally, the survey identified other pervasive problems for the service providers: lack of central direction and guidance, no central location from which to disseminate information, and complex funding problems. Recommendations included city-wide organizational planning changes in counselor training to include programs for practicing gerontology counselors. A program involving church facilities on a rotating day of the week basis was suggested. Training of seniors themselves as first-line listeners was included as a part of the program. (BN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Washington, D.C., March 19-23, 1978)