Arnold Rose's Aging in Minnesota PDF

By Arnold Rose

ISBN-10: 0816602956

ISBN-13: 9780816602957

Aging in Minnesota used to be first released in 1963.With a better than common percentage of aged electorate, Minnesota is within the vanguard of social motion on their behalf. This booklet provides a accomplished survey of the aged in that kingdom and a close description of efforts to fulfill their problems.The booklet starts off with a short historical past of the state’s realization to the issues of outdated humans. It then describes the variety of actions that have been prompted in 1959-1961 via arrangements for the White condominium convention on getting older and, in later chapters, studies a few of these actions in larger element. the key innovating motion application was once a group association attempt to assist the electorate of 5 rural counties adopt actions to enhance the stipulations of the getting older of their sector. This social scan is said in full.A wealth of information concerning the features of previous humans, precious for any destiny making plans during this box, is gifted in statistical model. the knowledge have been acquired via a difficulty of kingdom govt place of work documents and during pattern interviews with previous people. The statistical reviews are illuminated via the ultimate, interpretive chapters. In on, an 80-year-old author, Aldena Carlson Thomason, tells what it really is wish to get older. within the different, Arnold M. Rose and Bernard E. Nash outline the issues dealing with older humans, expect what the longer term will carry, and recommend what additional social motion is needed.

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Another trend which is perhaps of even greater importance for planning services to the elderly has received less public attention. In the past two decades the numbers in the age groups from seventy on and especially between seventy-five and eighty-five have been increasing at a faster rate than the sixty-five through sixty-nine group. 5 per cent, and the eighty-five and over group increased 25 per cent. The trend in Minnesota has not been so spectacular as this national trend, but nevertheless there has been a marked difference in the rate of growth of the 40 An Inventory of Our Older Residents number of Minnesota residents past seventy-five and that of those sixty-five through seventy-four.

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. A woman in her eighties returned from California to her home community when she learned that there would be programs organized for people of her age. Two men in Aitkin County who had gone to school together had a glorious reunion for the first time in fifty years at the first meeting of the Golden Age Club, even though they had lived within fifteen miles of each other all the time.

The likely development in the proportion of the aging to the total population of the state may be as shown in the accompanying tabulation, which shows the percentage of aging to total population under conditions of minimum and maximum growth. 50 quarter of the adult population. But this should be the peak, for probably by that time the proportion of the population sixty-five and over will begin to decrease in relation to total population. By the turn of the century the aging will constitute between twenty-two and twentythree and a half per cent of the adult population.

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