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By Arnold Rose

ISBN-10: 0816602956

ISBN-13: 9780816602957

Aging in Minnesota used to be first released in 1963.With the next than usual percentage of aged electorate, Minnesota is within the vanguard of social motion on their behalf. This e-book provides a complete survey of the aged in that kingdom and an in depth description of efforts to fulfill their problems.The booklet starts with a quick historical past of the state’s cognizance to the issues of outdated humans. It then describes the variety of actions that have been inspired in 1959-1961 by way of arrangements for the White residence convention on getting older and, in later chapters, studies a few of these actions in better element. the key innovating motion software used to be a neighborhood 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 This social test is suggested in full.A wealth of knowledge concerning the features of outdated humans, important for any destiny making plans during this box, is gifted in statistical model. the information have been got via a problem of country executive place of work documents and during pattern interviews with previous folks. The statistical reviews are illuminated by means of the ultimate, interpretive chapters. In on, an 80-year-old author, Aldena Carlson Thomason, tells what it's wish to get older. within the different, Arnold M. Rose and Bernard E. Nash outline the issues dealing with older humans, are expecting what the long run will convey, and recommend what additional social motion is needed.

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A picnic for the aged was held in Aitkin County; because of its success it was thereafter planned as an annual event. Christmas parties were held in several communities in Benton and Sherburne counties, resulting in the organization of clubs. The activities of the senior citizens' clubs have been varied: a birdhouse contest between the men and the women, planting a tree on Arbor Day in honor of the older people of the community but dedicated to the youth, picnics with several clubs uniting, Christmas caroling by the older people, safety-education programs, more visiting by older persons themselves, participation in community charity drives.

The January 1960 issue of the national journal, Aging, contained a detailed description of Minnesota's preparations for the White House Conference. In October 1959, Esther Stamats of the White House Conference staff visited Minnesota and called this state's preparations "the most exhaustive and extensive" of any state. In February 1960, Clark Tibbitts of the White House Conference staff visited Minnesota at the invitation of the Minnesota Planning Committee and spent four days observing all phases of the Minnesota program.

There is a very sharp contrast between Cook County, which has the most aged males in proportion to aged females, at one end of the range (Table 6) and Olmsted County, which has the fewest aged males in proportion to the aged females (Table 7). In Cook County there are practically twice as many men as women sixty-five and over. Olmsted County, on the other hand, has a fourth more aged women than men. Tables 6 and 7 give evidence of the wide spread among the counties in the ratio of males to females sixty-five and above.

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