Education

19 publications found.

NACCHO's baseline assessment of disability inclusion within local health departments

09/26/2016

People with disabilities can greatly benefit from inclusive health promotion and educational activities already being implemented by local health departments (LHDs), which can help reduce their risk and minimize the severity of secondary conditions. The inclusiveness of programs and services offered by LHDs has yet to be studied; therefore, the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) decided to conduct a baseline assessment to better understand LHD administrators’...

  • Aging and Developmental Disabilities
  • Education
  • Health/Physical Activity
  • Legal/ Advocacy

The ‘other’ in ourselves: Exploring the educational power of the humanities and arts

08/02/2016

Foreword of The "Other" in Ourselves: Exploring the Educational Power of the Humanities and Arts.Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 37(3), 229-231. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2016.1214481Publication available online, subscription may be required.

  • Arts and Aging
  • Education

Healthy Aging in the Context of Educational Disadvantage: The Role of "Ordinary Magic"

07/20/2016

The objective of this study is to examine the correlates of healthy aging in the context of educational disadvantage and the extent to which identified correlates are shared with the wider, more educationally advantaged population. Among educationally disadvantaged adults, demographic characteristics (e.g., age), health practices (e.g., physical activity), and the presence of health conditions were independently correlated with healthy aging. With few exceptions, correlates of healthy aging were...

  • Demographics
  • Education
  • Health/Physical Activity

Workforce Development in the United States: Facilitating Opportunities to Work at Older Ages

10/17/2015

Shifts in the age structure of the U.S. labor force, combined with the increased labor force participation rates (LFPRs) among older adults, require policies and programs that encourage and support employment at older ages. To further understand the enrollment, experiences, and outcomes for older workers enrolled in employment and training programs, the article analyzed data from the participants in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), and the Program for the International...

  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Education
  • Workforce Issues

Global Population Aging and Labor Force Implications:  Working Longer, Learning Longer

10/12/2015

Countries around the world, both more and less developed, are experiencing shifts in age structure. Delaying retirement and increasing labor force participation at older ages could increase gross domestic product while also benefiting national wealth and public debt. We visually illustrate key indicators that demonstrate the implications of population aging and why continued work at older ages is important to the economic future for many countries.Public Policy & Aging Report, 25(4),...

  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Education
  • Global Aging
  • Workforce Issues

Challenges for the Workforce Development of Older Workers in Brazil

09/15/2015

Alongside reforms to its social security system, it is argued that older workers in Brazil should be encouraged to remain longer in the labor force and postpone retirement while being productive. A lack of educational attainment is a major challenge for Brazil. The examination of workforce policies in Brazil reveals a fragmented system for workforce development without specific funding for older worker programs.Public Policy & Aging Report, 25(4), 136-138. doi:10.1093/ppar/prv019Publication...

  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Education
  • Global Aging
  • Workforce Issues

A global examination of policies and practices for lifelong learning

07/21/2015

Continuous learning over the life course is necessary to successfully compete in a knowledge-based global economy. While a wide range of individual and community factors play a role in whether older workers receive skills training and remain in the labor force, national policies and practices are also likely to have an influence. This nation-level study used OECD data to identify associations between participation in lifelong learning activities and outcomes such as labor force participation at...

  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Education
  • Global Aging
  • Workforce Issues

Predictors of adult education program satisfaction in urban community-dwelling older adults

07/16/2015

Lifelong learning is receiving greater attention due to population aging in modern societies. Lifelong learning benefits individuals by supporting their physical, psychological, social, and economic well-being. However, older adults generally have lower motivation for learning than younger adults, and facilitating long-term participation in learning activities is still challenging. Results from proportional odds ordinal logistic regression analysis demonstrated that gender, number of household...

  • Education
  • Long-Term Care Facilities

Public beliefs and knowledge about risk and protective factors for Alzheimer's disease

10/01/2014

The purpose of this study was to assess public beliefs and knowledge about risk and protective factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD). A brief survey module was added to the Health and Retirement Study, a longstanding national panel study of the U.S. population over the age of 50. Respondents were 1641 adults. Most indicated interest in learning their AD risk, with 29.4% expressing active worry. Many failed to recognize that medications to prevent AD are not available (39.1%) or that having an...

  • Chronic Illness/ Disability
  • Education

The role of community colleges in career transitions for older workers

09/25/2014

An aging workforce, combined with the negative effects of the recent economic downturn, has increased the importance of identifying strategies to encourage working at older ages. The present study examined community college involvement in outreach and support programs for older displaced workers. This involved interviews with 27 key informants at 14 community colleges to gain an understanding of the role community colleges play in linking older students to credential or certificate programs....

  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Education
  • Workforce Issues

What the Paradox of Change Means for the Future of Aging Services

07/17/2014

The aging services sector must foster and embrace change, evolving to meet the demands of our modern world, lest it go the way of companies like Kodak and Blockbuster-neither of which anticipated or adapted to changes in the marketplace. But when organizations change, it must be with the right strategy. If the aging services sector evolves in the wrong way, generations will feel the impact. It must ask the right questions, be clear about where it needs to go and what the issues are, innovate,...

  • Aging Network
  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Education
  • Legal/ Advocacy

Does cohort matter in the association between education, health literacy and health in the USA?

11/06/2013

Growing empirical evidence supports the generally positive relationship between education, health literacy and health outcomes. However, little is known about cohort in this relationship. This study examined the role of cohort defined by 10-year age period in the association between educational attainment, health literacy and self-rated health. The data were obtained from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy survey restricted file. Focusing on nationally representative...

  • Education
  • Health/Physical Activity

Effective strategies for educating older workers at community colleges

10/25/2013

An aging workforce combined with concerns about the long-term viability of social welfare programs has increased the importance of identifying strategies to encourage working at older ages. The present study examined community college involvement in educational programs for older workers. This involved interviews and site visits at 14 community colleges to gain an understanding of the role community colleges play in linking older students to credential or certificate programs. Effective...

  • Education
  • Workforce Issues

Think Globally, Act Locally: The Maturing of a Worldwide Science and Practice of Aging

03/28/2013

This article answers the question, “Why should we care about global aging?” with a look at the first half century (1945-2000) in the study of aging, and then delineates the reasons why studying global aging is crucial: to be educated and potentially share solutions; on a personal level because our aging is directly tied to others through worldwide economics and politics; and to head off distrust between countries.Generations, 6-11(6).Publication available online, subscription may be...

  • Education
  • Global Aging
  • Legal/ Advocacy

Programs to Locate Missing and Critically Wandering Elders: A Critical Review and a Call for Multiphasic Evaluation

05/07/2012

As America ages, greater numbers of older adults will be living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, leading to increased incidence of wandering. Currently there are several initiatives to assist older adults who go missing. We describe and critically examine three prominent and widespread programs: Safe Return, Project Lifesaver, and Silver Alert. Despite their emergence, there has been little research on their effectiveness. More fundamentally, the nature and scope of the missing...

  • Chronic Illness/ Disability
  • Education

The Impact of a Gerontology Course and a Service-Learning Program on College Students’ Attitudes Toward People With Dementia

04/26/2011

We examined the effects of a gerontology course and an intergenerational service-learning project for people with dementia (PWD) on three dimensions of students’ attitudes including attitudes toward older people, community service for older people, and working with PWD. Data consisted of a combination of pretest/posttest survey and review of journals that students maintained during the service-learning project. Results indicated that students who completed the gerontology course, and those who...

  • Chronic Illness/ Disability
  • Education

GenerAges: Generations As They Age

01/01/2011

At the Scripps Gerontology Center, we are focused on work that makes a difference in the lives of aging individuals, their families and their communities. For the GenerAges project, we set out to compile a list of the historical events and life circumstances that came together to shape the lives of individuals turning 100, 85, and 65 years old in 2011. The resulting pages provides a snapshot of each of these groups, capturing the meaningful social changes and major events that have affected...

  • Education

Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) at Colonial: Berkeley Square and Westover

06/09/2010

This report covers activity from the start of implementation to the end of the first OMA term in May 2010. It includes a description of the details of OMA activities at Colonial, and summaries of quantitative and qualitative evaluations that assess the impact of the OMA program.Full Report (PDF 773KB)

  • Arts and Aging
  • Education
  • Long-Term Care - Other

Enhancing the Performance of Local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs in Ohio Chartbook

06/17/2008

This is a state-level case-study of the performance of local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs in Ohio. In surveying all of the local program directors in Ohio, along with a group of key informants, we identify major strengths and challenges the program is likely to face in the future. Funding and staffing emerge as prominent issues, particularly in determining the longer-term educational and advocay roles these programs ideally fulfill.This study was funded by the Cleveland Foundation.Chartbook...

  • Education
  • Long-Term Care Facilities