ERIC Number: ED295100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
As Families Grow Older: Information for Family Caregivers. Final Report.
Halls, Dolores M.; And Others
This document presents the final report of the "As Families Grow Older" project, a continuing education program for aging network service providers and family members in 23 counties throughout New Mexico which was designed to promote family well-being. It describes how the project, which was in operation from April 1986 through January 1987, trained 448 service providers and 273 family members in knowledge and skill development for promoting family well-being through workshops which focused on: (1) normal physical and psychological changes of aging; (2) intergenerational communication skills; (3) health promotion, including units on nutrition, physical fitness, stress management, medication management, and accident prevention; (4) legal and financial considerations; (5) community resources for elders; and (6) mutual support groups. The report contains a project abstract; a section on policy and program implications; a discussion of dissemination and utilization; an executive summary; and five chapters dealing with the evaluation procedure and results. A master bibliography, an agenda for a 2-day workshop, an evaluation form, the original combined summary evaluation results by county, and the follow-up combined summary evaluation results by county are appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Inst. for Gerontological Research and Education.; New Mexico State Agency on Aging, Santa Fe.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (40th, Washington, DC, November 18-22, 1987).