Later life planning program: A pre-test assessment in Israel.
Data are provided on the outcome of an assessment on a
knowledge of aging and futures planning tool administered to 38 adults,
age 40 and older, with an intellectual disability living in community residences
in Israel. The subjects participated in the Later Life Planning
Training Program (LLPTP-Heller, Factor, Stern, & Sutton, 1996) which is
designed to teach people with intellectual disability about later life planning
issues, and increase their participation in choice making. Comparisons
were made between two samples, one Israeli and one American.
Differences were found on three areas of the LLPTP: Choice-making, Life
Satisfaction, and Social Support. These were attributed to variations in living
situations and cultural differences. Within group differences for the Israeli
sample were observed for age, sex, and living arrangement (hostel and
apartments) in the areas of Choice-making and Life Satisfaction. Implications
of these differences for the delivery of LLPTP are discussed
Lifshitz, H. (2002).
Later life planning program: A pre-test assessment in Israel. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 37(3-4), 87-103
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