Developing directories of local services and opportunities for older persons
The need frequently has been expressed for guidelines on how to prepare a directory of community services and opportunities for older persons. This publication was prepared in order to meet this need, in part. It is based largely on visits during 1977 and 1978 with officers of county councils on aging and with representatives of agencies serving older persons in some 35 out-state Missouri counties. Much was learned from their experiences with directories which they shared with me. The suggestions assembled in this guideline are presented with such out-state counties in mind: those with a population range of approximately 6,000 to 50,000. It is aimed primarily at staffs of Area Agencies on Aging and of University of Missouri Extension Centers, who frequently work with local groups in planning for provision of services and opportunities for older persons. Indirectly, this guideline should be of value to county councils on aging, and to the various local service agencies and voluntary organizations for older persons. The University of Missouri School of Social Work Extension Program is interested in learning how well these suggestions work out and welcomes suggestions for revisions of this guideline. Social Work Extension will attempt to provide additional information as needed by local groups and organizations. This guideline was made possible by a grant from the Missouri Office of Aging. Editing and design were provided by the Extension Information Office, University of Missouri-Columbia.
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