ERIC Number: ED452909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
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Brown & Gold Club Member Survey: What Senior Adults Want.
Conklin, Karen A.
In order to better serve the senior population in its community, Johnson County Community College (JCCC) (Kansas) created the Brown and Gold Club (named after the school colors), which offers JCCC education and special events to adults age 55 and over. Membership in the club now exceeds 4,800 people. Not only does the club serve the senior population, it fosters community and personal support for the college and provides a sense of maturity to college life. A survey was conducted in the fall of 2000 to assess member preferences and expectations and to solicit suggestions for future activities. A total of 1,882 surveys were returned, for a response rate of 51%. Results included: (1) the most respondents came from the 66- to 75-year-old age bracket; (2) many respondents expressed greatest interest in classes on area history and current events, as well as day trips; (3) the activity of least interest was volunteer work at a nursing home, with interest expressed by only 22% of respondents; (4) ten percent of members had participated at least five or more times over the past year in different activities, but nearly 30% had never participated in any; (5) evening/weekend activities were desired by less than 18% of members; and (6) many Brown and Gold Club members were found to still be active in the labor force. (CJW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.