ERIC Number: ED211876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Substance Use and Older Persons.
Miller, Lillian A.; Alexander, Stephen F.
This guide contains materials developed for senior adults and service providers concerned with substance abuse by the elderly. A module, "Substance Use and Older Persons," is presented in a session-by-session outline of the three one-hour programs. The agenda for the first two sessions focuses on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, while the agenda for the third session concentrates on alcohol education. Use of the module as both an inservice training program for senior center staff members and as an educational program for senior center participants is described. Training session handouts and center presentation handouts are provided along with evaluation forms. Followup materials are provided, including: (1) a three-part article to be used as a handout for participants; (2) center presentation handouts; and (3) a brochure, "Be Responsible for Your Own Health." A one and one-half hour component condensed from the three-hour module for use in senior clubs and other community or civic organizations is outlined. Additionally, a four-hour alcohol awareness module for delivery to residents and staff in a adult home is presented. (NRB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Alcohol Education, Community Education, Community Organizations, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Use, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Older Adults, Service Workers, Staff Development
Northwestern Community Services, P.O. Box 632, Winchester, VA 22601 ($10.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A