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Research Article  |   October 1981
An Older Population: Meeting Major Needs through Occupational Therapy
Author Affiliations
  • Ellen Black Winston, Ph.D., is President of the National Council on the Aging, Inc.; Chairman of the Social Policy and Legislation Committee of the National Home Caring Council; Chairman, North Carolina Advisory Council on the Aging; Chairman, U.S. Committee of the International Council on Social Welfare; and Member, Advisory Committee for the 1981 White House Conference on Aging
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Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Features
Research Article   |   October 1981
An Older Population: Meeting Major Needs through Occupational Therapy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1981, Vol. 35, 635-637. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.10.635
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1981, Vol. 35, 635-637. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.10.635
Abstract

The United States has belatedly recognized the major demographic changes that have occurred over recent decades. Even more dramatic changes are anticipated between now and the year 2000, and beyond. While the 1961 and 1971 White House Conferences on Aging focused on the growing numbers of older adults, the rapid increase in older Americans up to the present and projected for the future is center stage for the 1981 White House Conference on Aging.