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Richie, Sara J.; Dickrell, Karen; Jensen, Jane; Litzelman, Kristin – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
As our communities age, it is increasingly important to address the needs of older adults and their families. Aging-friendly community initiatives can help older adults age in place in their homes or communities and support the well-being of their families and caregivers. We developed and evaluated the demand for and practicality of a facilitation…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Well Being, Family Environment
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Taylor, Sarah; Xia, Yan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) instructors have the responsibility to prepare their students to work effectively with culturally diverse families. In this article, we present teaching strategies for an online FCS course on culturally diverse families. We analyzed student feedback and reflections on certain teaching strategies to illustrate…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism, Consumer Science, Online Courses
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Yancura, Loriena – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The term "family caregiving" applies to a variety of caregiving situations: individuals caring for family members who are older adults; grandparents raising their grandchildren without the presence of the children's parents; parents caring for adult children with physical or intellectual disabilities; and minor children providing care to…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Family Role, Older Adults, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
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Kang, Hyunsook; Hebert, Corie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
This study seeks to broaden the understanding of friend relationships in older adults and the differences in those friend relationships among various ethnic groups. Secondary data from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (NSHAP) was analyzed to test the hypothesis that Caucasian older adults have stronger friend networks than older…
Descriptors: Friendship, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Interpersonal Relationship
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Branscum, Anne Y.; Sciaraffa, Mary A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The members of the Millennial Generation (born between 1981-1999) are now graduating from college and obtaining their first post-graduate positions. For many Millennials, this will be the first professional interaction they have with mature adults. This study surveyed the attitudes of the Millennial Generation using the Multidimensional Attitudes…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Older Adults, Young Adults
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Goard, Linnette Mizer – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
Ohio State University Extension and Ohio's Aging Network professionals have worked together for more than a decade to address issues of importance to Ohio's older adult population. The team's mission is to provide education, training, and resources to empower older Ohioans to achieve an optimal level of well-being. The Senior Series team initially…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Gerontology
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Russ, Randall – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009
The importance of emotional wellness for rural older adults is a topic of growing significance. Older adults, now the fastest growing United States population sector, have special wellness needs. By the year 2030, about 70 million people will be over the age of 65. A low or declining sense of control over one's life increases depression. Emotional…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Older Adults, Mental Health, Wellness
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Sowers, Margaret A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
"Bridging the Gap: Intergenerational Appreciation" is an educational partnership between community residents and high school family and consumer sciences (FCS) students in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The program provides 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students opportunities to be actively involved with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Graduation Requirements
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McKenna, Judy; Miller, Jacque; Curtis, Lisa – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
Acknowledging the pain and loss senior citizens experience due to fraud, the Denver District Attorney's Office launched a campaign--"Clergy Against Senior Exploitation (CASE)"--to reduce fraud perpetrated on older persons. The thrust of this project was preventing fraud by educating older adults through their religious affiliations in…
Descriptors: Deception, Older Adults, Risk, Consumer Science
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Domina, Tanya; Koch, Kathryn – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2001
Results of a study to examine the recycling practices and needs of older adults (n=217) indicated that older adults do recycle traditional materials, but need accommodations for physical limitations. They report textile recycling as time consuming and difficult and used donations to religious organizations as their principal means of textile…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Consumer Education, Older Adults, Physical Mobility
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Blackburn, Mary L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 2000
Census and local survey data indicate that the number of grandchildren being raised by grandparents is steadily increasing. About 32% of these grandparents are 55-64 and 20.5% are over 65. They have health, financial, and emotional concerns, and the grandchildren often have emotional, learning, and physical disabilities. (SK)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Rearing, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Older Adults