By Arnold Rose

ISBN-10: 0816602956

ISBN-13: 9780816602957

Aging in Minnesota was once first released in 1963.With the next than general share of aged voters, Minnesota is within the leading edge of social motion on their behalf. This booklet provides a accomplished survey of the aged in that country and a close description of efforts to fulfill their problems.The publication starts with a short historical past of the state’s consciousness to the issues of outdated humans. It then describes the variety of actions that have been encouraged in 1959-1961 by way of arrangements for the White condo convention on getting older and, in later chapters, stories a few of these actions in better element. the foremost innovating motion application was once a neighborhood association attempt to aid the electorate of 5 rural counties adopt actions to enhance the stipulations of the getting older of their quarter. This social scan is mentioned in full.A wealth of knowledge concerning the features of previous humans, necessary for any destiny making plans during this box, is gifted in statistical style. the information have been acquired via a hassle of country govt place of work files and during pattern interviews with previous folks. The statistical stories are illuminated by means of the ultimate, interpretive chapters. In on, an 80-year-old author, Aldena Carlson Thomason, tells what it's wish to become older. within the different, Arnold M. Rose and Bernard E. Nash outline the issues dealing with older humans, expect what the long run will deliver, and recommend what extra social motion is needed.

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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. The following month (January 1959), Governor Orville L.

Of males tend to be the counties with the higher percentage of population age sixty-five through seventy-four. They are in the northern part of the state, in contrast to the counties with the lowest ratio of men to women which are the Twin City metropolitan counties (Ramsey and Hennepin), or in the southern part of the state. The upper age groups, those beyond seventy-five years, show a marked predominance of women over men. As the proportion of the elderly in the ages beyond seventy-five increases throughout the state, we may expect an increasing disparity in the ratio of males to females.

In one community of 175 people the average attendance at the senior citizens' club meetings has been 30. The higher percentage of participation in rural communities is perhaps due to the small community's lack of other activities in which older people can engage. Perhaps one of the measures of the success of a program is in the response of the person for whom the program is intended. A few anecdotes from the past year or two leave little doubt that many volunteer workers should feel more than compensated for the cost and effort.

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