ERIC Number: ED308394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-24
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on the Reauthorization of the Older American Volunteer Programs. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document is a transcript of oral and written testimony given by persons testifying about the Older American Volunteer Programs as reauthorization legislation is being considered. Oral or written testimony was presented by: the director of the voluntary agency, ACTION; the president of the National Association of Foster Grandparents; the president of the National Association of Senior Companion Directors; and the president of the National Association of Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Directors, as well as by volunteers from these organizations. Testimony stressed that Older American Volunteer Programs promote, protect, defend, and enhance the human dignity of the elderly by offering them the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to their communities. More than 400,000 older persons took advantage of that opportunity in 1988. Statements at the hearing noted the many accomplishments of senior volunteers, from working with children, to helping combat drug abuse, to serving meals to senior citizens. The legislation was recommended for renewal with some changes, such as increased stipends for volunteers. (KC)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Hearings, Needs, Older Adults, Program Effectiveness, Public Service, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washingotn, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.