The Gerontologist as an Administrator
Both undergraduate and graduate students of gerontology will benefit from using Giordano and Rich's book as a core text for administration courses. Professors of gerontology administration will be relieved at last to have found a work that emphasizes the unique requirements of administrating older adult programs. The authors consider all three service sectors--private, public, and not-for-profit--in addressing those who are now in administration, those who aspire to be administrators, and those who will be surprised someday to be offered administrative responsibilities. Assuming a basic knowledge of gerontology, the text includes a learning experience following each chapter that allows readers to apply their knowledge of the field in a practical manner. Other special features include information on such contemporary challenges as how to use volunteers effectively, how to integrate ethics into programs for older adults, how to involve staff in administrative activities, how to make the most of public relations and fund-raising opportunities, and how to develop special projects.
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Table 12.2 National Programs for Adult Volunteers . RSVP . The Retired Senior Volunteer Program places older adult volunteers in schools , hospitals , libraries , courts , day care centers , and a variety of other organizations .
leads to misuse and disenchantment with volunteers . Volunteers are not free ( Weinbach , 1998 ) . Volunteers require time , energy , and effort , as well as physical space . Often expenses like travel and meals need to be reimbursed .
In other circumstances , a volunteer director of volunteers who reports to a staff member is a workable structure . Staff and administrative support for volunteers should be concrete , consistent , and visible .
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Administering Services to Older Adults
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