The Well-Being Resource for Older Americans

Ruth Fort, Author Moyer Bell $22.5 (224p) ISBN 978-1-55921-071-3
This guide, assembled by Fort for the Center for Study of Responsive Law, conscientiously steers seniors to resources that can enrich their lives and their communities. As Nader points out in the introduction, retirement is an absolutely modern concept; there are now many older Americans who are ``healthy, vigorous, ready and willing to give of their seasoned abilities to the betterment of their communities.'' These pages provide sources of information for continuing education, becoming involved in consumer affairs, searching for housing alternatives, solving transportation needs and seeking financial guidance. Such diverse groups as the 55 Alive/Mature Driving Program (which uses senior volunteers to instruct other seniors) and Green Thumb Inc. (which enables access to listings of entry-level, part-time jobs for enrollees) embody the philosophy that age is no reason to sit on the sidelines. The community-based organizations recommended seem appealing and practicable--among them, the Living History program in Mission, Kans., in which seniors teach children. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1992
Release date: 01/01/1992
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