Adult education for the elderly provides not only mental fortification for the participants but also opportunities for improved social interaction and self-confidence. A successful program of elderly adult education organized by the authors invites men and women to discuss and choose a topic of study. The organizers locate and provide training for single-session teachers, who often find that their own studies and professions are enriched by interacting with their elders. The study sessions can be used by agency staff as springboards for further programming and discussion, and these sessions sometimes become permanent fixtures in the lives of some participants. Overall, the opportunity to learn a variety of topics in an intergenerational, supportive environment is a positive experience for all who are involved.
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Garfunkel, Florence R. Grunebaum, Gabriel H. A New Use of Education in Programing for the Aged. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1968: