Federal Policies and Local Realities: The Case of Appalachian Senior Programs

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr.. Bradley Jr. Nash, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: National senior service programs have had a long and relatively success-ful history. Emerging at the intersection of federal aging and poverty policy initiatives in the early 1960s, projects such as the Foster Grand-parent Program (FGP) and the Senior Companion Program (SCP) have expanded in size and scope over the last several decades. These two pro-grams were first introduced into northwestern North Carolina in the 1980s. While the experiences of FGP and SCP in the region have broadly mirrored the successes of programs located elsewhere, they have also con-fronted difficulties unique to their local realities that federal policy guidelines are often not sensitive to.

Additional Information

Bradley Nash Jr. & Dana Burr Bradley (2006) "Federal Policies and Local Realities: The Case of Appalachian Senior Programs" Educational Gerontology , 32:5 ppp.351-365 Version of Record Available @ (DOI: 10.1080/03601270600564104)
Language: English
Date: 2006
FGP, SCP, NSC, Appalachian seniors

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