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Update on Healthy Aging [microform] : Reading Material on Health Topics for the New Reader and Tutor. Literacy Education for the Elderly Project / Bella Jacobs and Catherine Ventura-Merkel
Bib ID 5483397
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Jacobs, Bella
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
56 p. 
ISBN 9780910883269

Fifteen lessons contain low-vocabulary, high interest reading materials on health issues to enhance the learning of the new older reader. Each lesson is preceded by tutor guidelines with specific goals and objectives and review exercises. The materials are useful in either one-to-one or small-group tutoring. Reading selections in the lessons, which are written at a first- through third-grade level, deal with some of the older adults' most common health concerns. Each lesson defines the health concern, signs and symptoms of the problem, frequency of its occurrence, and ways in which older adults can avoid problems and concludes with a positive message. Topics include time well spent, a good health consumer, good food, foods bad for one's health, high blood pressure, strokes, heart disease, the flu, a winter danger, falls, constipation, skin, mouth, Medicare, and crime. (YLB)


Availability: National Council on the Aging, Inc., Publications Department, P.O. Box 7227, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044 (Order No. 131-ER--$6.95 plus $1.50 shipping and handling).

Sponsoring Agency: Mars Foundation, McLean, VA.

Sponsoring Agency: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.

ERIC Note: For related documents, see CE 048 278-279.


May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adult Basic Education.  |  Adult Literacy.  |  Adult Reading Programs.  |  Aging (Individuals)  |  Behavioral Objectives.  |  Crime.  |  Health.  |  Health Education.  |  Health Materials.  |  Heart Disorders.  |  High Interest Low Vocabulary Books.  |  Hygiene.  |  Literacy Education.  |  Nutrition.  |  Older Adults.  |  Reading Instruction.  |  Tutoring.
Form/genre Guides, Classroom
Other authors/contributors Ventura-Merkel, Catherine, author  |  National Council on the Aging, Inc., Washington, DC
Available From ERIC 


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