Creating a Successful Elderhostel Program: A Social Gerontologist's Perspective

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Identifier 1996_Antczak
Title Creating a Successful Elderhostel Program: A Social Gerontologist's Perspective
Creator Antczak, Christie Ann Gardiner
Subject Aged; Retirement; Social Marketing; Education, Continuing; Self-Evaluation Programs; Leisure Activities; Life Style; Quality of Life; Intergenerational Relations; Cultural Diversity; Elderhostel Program; Aging Populations; Adult Education; Training Programs; Optimal Aging
Description The coming century will bring many changes to the field of adult education. The Elderhostel program is trying to assist seniors in using their leisure time to learn more about themselves and the world around them. This paper provides a description and critical examination of the Elderhostel Program on a national level with the intent to identify essential components for a successful program from a gerontologist's perspective. A successful program incorporates the following factors: (1) uniqueness of program, (2) geographic location, (3) subject/courses, (4) facilities and accommodations, (5) lifestyle marketing techniques, and (6) appropriate theory. Four main gerontology theories are discussed; activity, continuity, age stratification, and symbolic interaction. Theory provides administrators with a strong foundation that assists organizations in meeting goals. The ideal program created by the author takes advantage of the wealth of resources that are available in each local area and focuses marketing and program efforts on local commuters.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 1996
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Christie Ann Gardiner Antczak 1996
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician sg
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Name Christie Ann Gardiner Antczak
Type Text
ARK ark:/87278/s66m6538
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2013-01-28
Date Modified 2018-06-08
ID 179445
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66m6538
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