ERIC Number: ED452415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Lifelong Learning from 8 to 80: Creating a Lively Learning Environment for Seniors and Young Adults.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fairfax, VA. Neighborhood Networks.
This guide focuses on creating educational and social service programs for seniors at Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) properties. Chapter 1 describes an intergenerational program at three properties receiving HUD assistance in Portland, Oregon, where seniors teach and learn from young students through interactive educational activities. It discusses barriers the properties faced and shares lessons learned by residents and staff. Chapter 2 provides these strategies for others to develop an intergenerational program: conduct a needs assessment; build a partnership with area schools and youth organizations; establish measurable goals and objectives; develop a monitoring and evaluation plan; have a clear, realistic program design and budget; provide transportation; recruit, select, and match participants; prepare and train staff and participants; coordinate and supervise activities; recognize and support participants; and publicize results. Chapter 3 describes how seniors at the Portland properties contribute to their communities through recreational, educational, and fundraising activities. Chapter 4 offers examples of current senior programs at six selected Neighborhood Networks center sites nationwide. Chapter 5 lists 14 organizational resources available to help Neighborhood Networks centers develop or expand senior programs. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Programs, Computer Literacy, Computer Mediated Communication, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Intergenerational Programs, Lifelong Learning, Mentors, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Partnerships in Education, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Social Services, Volunteers, Welfare Recipients
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Neighborhood Networks, 9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031-1207. Tel: 888-312-2743 (Toll Free); TTY: 703-934-3230. For full text: http://www.hud.gov:80/nnw/resourcesforcenters/nnwguide020.pd f.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fairfax, VA. Neighborhood Networks.
Note: For other Neighborhood Networks documents, see ED 433 452, ED 434 225, ED 437 558, ED 438 081, ED 438 375, CE 081 367 and CE 081 553-554.