ERIC Number: ED259270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May-12
Reference Count: N/A
Looking Forward: Texas and Its Elderly. Highlights of the Robert Lee Sutherland Seminar (4th, Austin, Texas, May 12, 1984).
Coleman, Marion Tolbert, Ed.; And Others
This document presents the program agenda and highlights from the one-day Robert Lee Sutherland Seminar held to examine the current status and the future of the elderly population of Texas. Included is the speech, "The Longevity Revolution" by Robert N. Butler, in which is discussed the gain in life expectancy, the feminization of aging, and the increase in the old-old age group, and which describes existing resources for the elderly. A second speech, "Constructing the Future of Aging" by George L. Maddox, provides a five-point agenda for mobilizing a societal project to construct the future of aging, the five points being: (1) a focus on the human life course; (2) a reshaping of health care; (3) an intergenerational contract which binds society together; (4) an integrated public welfare policy; and (5) demonstrating the art of the possible, or ways to improve the quality of life. Also included in these highlights are recommendations which could serve as guideposts for groups interested in making life more meaningful for older people. Recommendations are listed under the headings of Living Patterns and Changing Family Situations, Community Opportunities, Employment and Retirement Issues, Housing, and the Non-Anglo Elderly. (NRB)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Aging (Individuals), Community Programs, Cultural Pluralism, Family (Sociological Unit), Housing, Individual Needs, Older Adults, Quality of Life, Retirement, Well Being
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Publications Division, P.O. Box 7998, Austin, TX 78713 (1-99 copies, $0.75 ea., over 99, $0.65 ea.).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Identifiers - Location: Texas