ERIC Number: ED473674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-22
Reference Count: N/A
Longevity and Education: Survey Results, 2002.
Silverman, Barbara; Lange, Mary Sue
In order to better serve the needs of people in midlife and beyond, Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC), California, is considering the establishment of a Center for Longevity and Education (CLE). The CLE mission would be to foster a supportive environment for lifelong learning and life transitions for midlife and beyond, while channeling the knowledge and talents of older adults to support each other and the community through intergenerational activities on and off campus. The population of the United States is aging faster than it is growing, and at the same time seniors are more affluent than ever before. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that the over-65 population will grow between two and two-and-a-half times over the next 40 years, to more than 70 million, and the population of those over 85 will triple to 9 million. To help develop a plan for the CLE, 3 focus groups were conducted at 3 local community/senior centers during a 2-week period, with 20 female and 5 male participants. In addition, 3,516 surveys were mailed to a random sample of 48-65 year olds with incomes of $75,000 or more, and 400 were returned for a response rate of 11.4%. This report includes survey results. Research instrument appended. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.