ERIC Number: ED286000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Update on Healthy Aging: Reading Material on Health Topics for the New Reader and Tutor. Literacy Education for the Elderly Project.
Jacobs, Bella; Ventura-Merkel, Catherine
Fifteen lessons contain low-vocabulary, high interest reading materials on health issues to enhance the learning of the new older reader. Each lesson is preceded by tutor guidelines with specific goals and objectives and review exercises. The materials are useful in either one-to-one or small-group tutoring. Reading selections in the lessons, which are written at a first- through third-grade level, deal with some of the older adults' most common health concerns. Each lesson defines the health concern, signs and symptoms of the problem, frequency of its occurrence, and ways in which older adults can avoid problems and concludes with a positive message. Topics include time well spent, a good health consumer, good food, foods bad for one's health, high blood pressure, strokes, heart disease, the flu, a winter danger, falls, constipation, skin, mouth, Medicare, and crime. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Aging (Individuals), Behavioral Objectives, Crime, Health, Health Education, Health Materials, Heart Disorders, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, Hygiene, Literacy Education, Nutrition, Older Adults, Reading Instruction, Tutoring
National Council on the Aging, Inc., Publications Department, P.O. Box 7227, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044 (Order No. 131-ER--$6.95 plus $1.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mars Foundation, McLean, VA.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council on the Aging, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see CE 048 278-279.