Examples of community services designed to alleviate isolation among elderly people are presented, together with lists of publications and sources of further information on each type of service. The following services are covered: transportation (special buses or vans, senior center bus services, private cars, reduced fare programs, programs to remove physical barriers in public transportation); senior centers; nutrition programs (group meals, meals on wheels); telephone reassurance; friendly visiting; in-home services (homemakers, home health aides); opportunities to serve (senior citizen employment or volunteer programs); outreach services; and information and referral services. Information relevant to the establishment and operation of each type of service is provided, and examples of programs are drawn from a variety of communities. The booklet emphasizes that elderly people are not all isolated for the same reasons and do not all need the same service. Separate services for the elderly need to be expanded and interrelated in a comprehensive approach to the problem of isolation. References to organizations as well as publications are provided for every topic.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Clearinghouse on Aging

    Administration on Aging, 330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20201
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DHEW/PUB/0HD75/20129
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1981 12:00AM