ERIC Number: ED212887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Problems of Older Americans. New Directions for Government and Business. Background Papers and Recommendations from a Mini-Conference for the White House Conference on Aging (Washington, DC, January 29-30, 1980).
National Retired Teachers Association, Washington, DC.; American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.
These background papers and recommendations from a mini-conference on the consumer problems of older Americans and new directions that government and business should take to protect the consumer rights of the elderly address the following areas: credit, food, insurance, investments, prescription drugs and medical appliances, and primary health care providers. Examined first are access to credit, credit histories, electronic fund transfers, deregulation of banking, alternative mortgage instruments, security investments, coordination of billing/pension cycles, and the television and appliance rental industry. Following a discussion of food price inflation, advertising, and information, the following areas are investigated: consumer/nutrition education, access to food, layout and services in the store, and eating out. Various types of insurance are covered, including auto, health, and life insurance. Investigated next are real estate investments, business opportunities, inflation investments, and financial counseling. Prescription drugs and medical appliances for hearing and vision care are dealt with. In a final section on primary health providers denturism and nurse practitioners are considered. (MN)
Descriptors: Banking, Business Responsibility, Change Strategies, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Credit (Finance), Drug Use, Food, Government Role, Health Services, Individual Needs, Inflation (Economics), Insurance, Investment, Medical Services, Money Management, Nutrition Instruction, Older Adults, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Real Estate
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Retired Teachers Association, Washington, DC.; American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.