1. For further elaboration on this, see: Gallant, R., Cohen, C. and Wolff, T. (1985) "Change in older persons' image, impact on public policy result from Highland Valley empowerment plan." Perspective on Aging, 13(5), 9-13 and Gallant, R., (1987) "We the People." Aging Network News, IV(5), 9-10.

2. Pioneers on the Frontier of Life: Aging in America. The Markle Foundation.

3. Ossofsky, J., Empowering Older Persons, address at closing plenary of the NCOA annual conference, April 1985, San Francisco.

4. Rappaport, J. "Terms of Empowerment/Exemplars of Prevention: Toward a Theory for Community Psychology." (Volume XV (2) April 1987 p. 121-148) American Journal of Community Psychology.

5. Estes, Carroll, The Aging Enterprise. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1979.

6. Developed by Michael Linton, Landsman Community Services Ltd., 375 Johnston Ave., Courtenay, B.C., Canada V9N2YZ.

7. Contact AAIA at Suite 443, 1511 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.

8. A National community of Computer-Using Seniors coordinated by the Center for Instruction and Technology, School of Education, University of San Francisco.

The author is Executive Director of Highland Valley Elder Services, 320 Riverside Drive, Northampton, MA 01062, (413.586.2000)


Published in the Proceedings of the Conference on Computers and the Quality of Life  sponsored by ACM/SIGCAS, 9/1990.

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