ERIC Number: ED216755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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Community Pre-Retirement Training Program: Final Report and Statistical Summary.
Wilson, Gary W.; Oerke, George
The Office of Continuing Education at Edison State Community College developed a community pre-retirement training curriculum, which was designed to make a flexible, practical, locally adaptable program available for use by corporations, chamber of commerce education committees, adult education programs, and public institutions. The objectives of the project were to respond to the need for such a program as identified in a community needs assessment; to review more than 30 similar pre-retirement programs; to develop program modules that could be adapted to local needs and resources; and to provide a group of topics that could be used collectively or individually by various users. The achievement of these objectives involved the creation of an advisory committee, instructor training, coordination with local firms and agencies, and the development of a loose-leaf curriculum package for students. The resulting curriculum consisted of seven modules, covering the topics of Living in Retirement, Relationships, Using Your Time, Financial Preparations, Legal Affairs, Home and Health, and The Future Years. Institutions planning similar programs should take care in grouping corporate and business participants, include spouses in training sessions, offer separate sessions for single participants, and consider a variety of presentation styles and delivery formats. The bulk of the report consists of appendices including among other related materials a curriculum outline and program evaluation forms. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Edison State Community Coll., Piqua, OH.