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ERIC Number: ED319428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Pages: 39
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An Assessment of Course Needs for Older Adults at McCook Community College.
Craig, Ford M.
A study was conducted to assess the educational needs of older adults residing in McCook Community College's service area. A questionnaire focusing on respondents' interest in courses on financial management skills, employment needs, health and health care, social interaction, and self-esteem was administered to 150 older adults. The sample included 25 individuals from the First Congregational Church, 25 from the First United Methodist Church, and 100 from the McCook Senior Center. Study findings, based on an 87% response rate, included the following: (1) at least 33% of the respondents were in favor of courses on wills, probate, and trusts; exercise; nutrition; selection and usage of health care providers; pensions and social security benefits; coping with Alzheimer's victims, and housing choices for retirement; (2) 39.7% were interested in trips and 34.3% in support groups; (3) slightly over 22% were interested in training as in-home care providers for the aged; (4) over 65% of the respondents expressed no interest in any financial management course, besides the wills, probate, and trusts course; and (5) over 75% were not interested in any of the employment needs courses nor any of the self-esteem courses. Recommendations and the survey instrument are included with the study report. (AYC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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