Aging in Minnesota (Minnesota Archive Editions) by Arnold Rose

By Arnold Rose

Aging in Minnesota was once first released in 1963.With the next than usual share of aged voters, Minnesota is within the vanguard of social motion on their behalf. This ebook offers a accomplished survey of the aged in that nation and an in depth description of efforts to satisfy their problems.The publication starts off with a short heritage of the state’s recognition to the issues of previous humans. It then describes the variety of actions which have been encouraged in 1959-1961 through arrangements for the White condo convention on getting older and, in later chapters, stories a few of these actions in larger element. the key innovating motion application was once a group association attempt to aid the voters of 5 rural counties adopt actions to enhance the stipulations of the getting older of their region. This social scan is mentioned in full.A wealth of information concerning the features of previous humans, useful for any destiny making plans during this box, is gifted in statistical style. the information have been received via a hassle of kingdom govt workplace documents and during pattern interviews with outdated folks. The statistical reports are illuminated via the ultimate, interpretive chapters. In on, an 80-year-old author, Aldena Carlson Thomason, tells what it truly is prefer to get older. within the different, Arnold M. Rose and Bernard E. Nash outline the issues dealing with older humans, expect what the longer term will convey, and recommend what additional social motion is needed.

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Once a specific project was agreed upon and cleared with the appropriate persons or groups, the principle of community involvement was applied. Committees often wanted to undertake the project themselves, and indeed sometimes did. But it was found easier to sustain a project and to originate new ones when the committee remained a stimulator, educator, initiator, and coordinator, rather than a sponsor of the desired programs. If a senior citizens' club were desired, the committee discovered that it was best to stimulate local organizations to sponsor and organize the club.

His assignments in the research and demonstration aspects of the project came from the Minnesota Planning Committee. Observing principles. The principles of community organization are no different in rural areas or in programs for the aging than they are anywhere else. But since the needs of older persons are a relatively recent concern of society, the method of applying known principles is necessarily new. Because Minnesota's program was dedicated to the use of volunteers it was apparent that these people would need training in the basic principles of community organization after they were sufficiently exposed to needs and motivated to action.

Preparation for the White House Conference mendations that could be used by the Council on Aging in the preparation of the final Recommendations for Action. Upon approval by the Council on Aging in December 1958, the above program was submitted informally to the Special Staff on Aging, United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, as Minnesota's planned preparation for the White House Conference. It was apparently the first state program submitted, and was used to illustrate to a congressional committee what a state would do with the funds that Congress was considering allocating to the states.

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