ERIC Number: ED206939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Senior Adult Consumer Advisory Manual,
Ater, E. Carolyn, Ed.
This manual is intended for use by senior adult peer advisors (age 60 and over) engaged in helping relationships in providing consumer education to other senior adults. The advisory procedures are based on a problem solving approach which incorporates the development of a self-help concept. Chapter 1 provides information on consumer advising. It presents advising steps with examples and briefly discusses group sessions. Three references for additional information on the helping relationship are given. Chapters 2-16 contain information in outline form on these topics: appliances; clothing; credit; death and burial; food; frauds, gyps, and deceptive schemes; housing; insurance; health care; money management; recreation and leisure; safety in the home; shopping strategies; social services; and transportation. Since the manual is designed for use in a broad geographic area, a Local Information Supplement at the end of each chapter provides examples of what resource list is also included. At the end of the manual is a guideline chapter to aid in development, implementation, and evaluation of a Senior Citizen's Consumer Program. (YLB)
Descriptors: Clothing, Consumer Education, Credit (Finance), Death, Electrical Appliances, Food, Fraud, Health Services, Helping Relationship, Housing, Insurance, Leisure Time, Money Management, Older Adults, Peer Counseling, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Purchasing, Recreation, Safety, Social Services, Transportation
College of Home Economics, Texas Tech University, P.O. Box 4170, Lubbock, TX 79409 ($7.00. Limited supply).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Consumer's Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech. Univ., Lubbock. School of Home Economics.