ERIC Number: ED339005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
This report presents the feelings, ideas, and recommendations of 349 individuals in Illinois who attended Circle of Helping meetings, seven regional meetings held in early 1990 to create momentum for intergenerational program development, to increase awareness of the benefits of intergenerational programs, and to emphasize the interdependence of generations. A summary of the meetings focuses on such issues as generational conflict and harmony, aging education, getting started, intergenerational communication, and public relations. A section on strategies for the future considers the possibility of schools in the future including older adults as an integral part of all educational levels. A total of 13 recommendations are made in the areas discussed in the summary section. One important aspect of the Circle of Helping meetings was to highlight model intergenerational programs already in operation; a section on intergenerational service-learning model programs briefly describes such programs in the areas of national intergenerational programs, day care, nursing home visiting, career days, adopt-a-grandparent/child, reading and literacy, tutoring, students serving seniors, latchkey programs, pen pals, mentoring, library programs, special events, guest lectures, oral history/interviewing/storytelling, patient simulation, social clubs and camps, drug abuse prevention, pregnancy prevention, advocacy, delinquency prevention, the arts, and health. Education model programs for the aged are also described. Relevant materials are appended. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, Service Learning, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.; Retirement Research Foundation.; Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Intergenerational Initiative.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A