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By Arnold Rose

Aging in Minnesota used to be first released in 1963.With a better than typical percentage of aged electorate, Minnesota is within the vanguard of social motion on their behalf. This e-book offers a entire survey of the aged in that country and an in depth description of efforts to fulfill their problems.The publication starts off with a quick heritage of the state’s consciousness to the issues of previous humans. It then describes the variety of actions that have been prompted in 1959-1961 via arrangements for the White residence convention on getting older and, in later chapters, studies a few of these actions in larger element. the foremost innovating motion application used to be a neighborhood association attempt to aid the electorate of 5 rural counties adopt actions to enhance the stipulations of the getting older of their quarter. This social scan is suggested in full.A wealth of knowledge in regards to the features of outdated humans, important for any destiny making plans during this box, is gifted in statistical type. the information have been got via a trouble of nation executive workplace documents and during pattern interviews with previous individuals. The statistical experiences are illuminated by way of the ultimate, interpretive chapters. In on, an 80-year-old author, Aldena Carlson Thomason, tells what it really is prefer to become older. within the different, Arnold M. Rose and Bernard E. Nash outline the issues dealing with older humans, expect what the long run will carry, and recommend what additional social motion is needed.

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In each instance comments are made on the facts for Minnesota and the major variations between the state figures and the variation among the counties. Numbers. The number of Minnesota residents sixty-five and over has continued to increase. 4 per cent of Minnesota's population. In the 1950 census, 269,130 persons sixty-five or over were counted and at that time made up 9 per cent of the population. 5 per cent (see also the accompanying tabulation, which shows the average annual rate of increase over the years for the aging and for the total population).

More than three thousand persons attended meetings at which the needs of the aging were presented by the director, resulting in a noticeable change in attitude toward aging. Senior citizens' clubs were organized in eight communities, ranging in size from 175 to 1,400 people, with at least six more clubs in the planning stages. Hobby shows were held in three communities. A county hobby show was held as part of the Sherburne County fair. A county-wide show was held for Aitkin County at the end of 1960.

A woman of eighty-seven, walking on a rural country road seven miles from town, was picked up by a motorist. She told him that she was heading for the Golden Age Club meeting she had read about in the paper. She reported that she had not been off her farm in five years because she thought most of her friends were gone, but that she wouldn't miss this meeting for anything. In a community of 105 people, the average attendance at senior citizens' meeting is 86; obviously, some 60 of these elderly people come from outside the community and even outside the county.

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