ERIC Number: ED215276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
[White House Conference on Aging, 1981. Creating an Age Integrated Society: Implications for Spiritual Well-Being. Report and Executive Summary of the Technical Committee.]
Wedel, Cynthia; And Others
This Technical Committee Report focuses on theological, ethical, and spiritual values within the context of spiritual well-being from the perspective of institutionalized religion in America. The place of organized religion in regard to aging and its role in developing national aging policies is examined. A presentation of the data base for this report includes a review of previous White House Conference goals, programs for the aging under religious auspices, national, regional, and area level programs, and local congregations. The present situation is reviewed and future trends are projected. Major findings of the committee are discussed which emphasize the importance of spiritual well-being for the elderly and the need for spiritual principles in developing national policies. Key issues identified by the committee are discussed in the categories of: (1) holistic aging policy and spiritual well-being; (2) religious institutions as architects of societal attitudes; (3) religious institutions as providers of services; and (4) the role of religious institutions in meeting spiritual needs of the elderly. Six recommendations for national policy on aging are enumerated. An appendix containing additional relevant materials and an executive summary of this report are also included. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Aging, Washington, DC.