ERIC Number: ED409987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Project EASE Leader's Guide.
Pillemer, Karl; And Others
This handbook details how group leaders can adopt Project EASE (Exploring Aging through Shared Experiences), a program designed to provide opportunities for older adults and young people to interact in ongoing activities. Although the handbook is geared for children ages 9 through 13, it is adaptable for other ages and can be used in the classroom, as well as with after-school programs and youth organizations. Part 1, "Overview of Project EASE," discusses the importance of fighting negative stereotypes of older adults, describes the focus on youth groups for early adolescents, presents the group leader's role, and outlines the project options. Part 2, "Planning Project EASE," discusses introducing the project to the youth group, locating a senior organization, joint planning, implementing the project, and tips for a successful project. Part 3, "Project Options," discusses three types of implementation: (1) joint service, focusing on a community or charitable need; (2) shared group activity, developing personal relationships through mutually enjoyable activities; and (3) one-on-one matching, which can incorporate several short-term activities and is more appropriate than other options with elders at lower physical health levels. Part 4, "Presenting Your EASE Project to the Public," suggests ways in which the project may be presented at public events and through the media. Information on and activities for working in nursing homes are appended. Included with the guide are information sheets for leaders and youth and senior members, record sheets, activity forms, and resources. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, After School Programs, Age Discrimination, Age Groups, Children, Elementary Education, Group Activities, Guides, Intergenerational Programs, Labeling (of Persons), Older Adults, Preadolescents, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Stereotypes, Youth Clubs, Youth Programs
Cornell University Resource Center, 7 Cornell Business and Technology Park, Ithaca, NY 14850; phone: 607-255-2080 ($24).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Public Welfare Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Cooperative Extension Service.