ERIC Number: ED232119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-8
Reference Count: N/A
Old and Young: Generations at the Crossroads. Hearing before the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
These hearings explore the gap between young and old and ways to bridge that gap. Statements from each of the eight members of the committee focus on the relationship between youths and older adults, the role of the family, and the need for strengthening inter-generational relationships. Statements are presented from witnesses including child psychologists Fitzhugh Dodson and Lee Salk, actors Doug McKeon and Bob Keeshan, reporter Ben Jorgensen, and senior citizen food co-op personnel Laura Albrant and Doris Freese of Rochester, Minnesota. These remarks include a discussion of maximizing the potential of people of all age groups, the new extended family, one adolescent's view of older adults, the grandparent role, older adults as a resource, the changing concept of the family, benefits of contact and communication with older adults, and experiences with a senior citizens' food co-op. Statements of both members and witnesses contain personal anecdotal material. Included in the transcript of the hearings are scripts of two CBS radio programs dealing with grandparenting. (AG)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.