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RESOURCES FOR

MODULE ON OLDER ADULTS

Local Resources5

Center for Experiential Learning, Loyola University Chicago. The Center collaborates with many organizations in the Chicago area that have older adult participants.

Fourth Presbyterian Church, Delaware and Michigan Avenue. The church has a large Center for Older Adults, which provides a variety of educational and social programs.

Internet Resources

State of Aging and Health in America 2007. (June 2008). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/aging/saha.htm

When I’m 64:  How Boomers Will Change HealthCare. (May 2007). American Hospital Association. Retrieved from:  http://www.aha.org/aha/content/2007/pdf/070508-boomerreport.pdf

American Association of Retired People (all people 50+, retired or still working). Retrieved from

http://www.aarp.org/

Public Policy

Listen to the current debate regarding healthcare reform as it pertains to older adults – be sure to sort out “fact” from “fiction.”

Streaming Video

FRONTLINE: Living Old This special FRONTLINE episode aired on PBS on November 21, 2006 and can be viewed online. The Web site also includes discussion questions and other resources related to the film.

Feature Films

Tuesdays with Morrie. (also available as a book)

A grown man with troubles of his own visits with a former professor who has a terminal neurological disease.

On Golden Pond

Themes of mortality, family relationships, marriage, and generations all play out at Norman and Ethel Thayer's small house in Maine beside Golden Pond.

Driving Miss Daisy

An old wealthy widow is compelled to hire a chauffeur when her son realizes she should not drive a car anymore. After initial hostility toward the African American chauffeur, she warms to his presence and accepts him as an integral part of her life. The two grow old together, and after a relationship that spans 25 years, she declares him to be her best friend. [LU Library 044-01383]

5 Attached is a letter you can use once you have identified a resource site.

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