ERIC Number: ED199570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Training Volunteers to Work With the Confined Elderly: The Design of a Model Project Workshop for a Rural Area.
Bolin, Nancy Clare
This paper details plans for a one-and-one-half-day volunteer training workshop specifically designed to consider limitations such as manpower, money, time, and distance that are often encountered in the development of training events for rural areas. The paper begins by providing background on rural aging, and needs assessment information on the confined elderly and rural volunteerism training. The remainder of the document focuses on subjects included in the workshops. General Sessions in the workshop include who the confined elderly are; the physical process of aging; the psychological process of aging; communications skills; dealing with death and dying; patient rights/volunteer rights; and being a helping, caring person. Specialized sessions, which are outlined, include activity therapy, library service, friendly visiting, reality orientation, current events, and use of media and community resources. Applications for funding an event, evaluation forms, a bibliography of volunteers, and a listing of audio-visual resources to support all aspects of training are included. (Author/LRA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Specialist Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison.