Development of a lay guide to health concerns of the elderly

Under this project, the American Geriatrics Society will develop a resource manual for the lay audience on the health concerns of older people. The manual, "Growing Older: The Facts About Aging," will provide older individuals, their families, and caregivers with explicit information to assist them in making informed health care decisions, will help to better understand their treatment options and the process of aging, and will help them cope with the multiple, complex health problems that can accompany the aging process. It is expected that such a manual will provide an important resource for families and their elderly members as well as for physicians and other providers in communicating medical information to their patients.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $80,000.00

Awarded on: 4/16/1992

Time frame: 6/1/1992 - 5/31/1993

Grant Number: 19398


American Geriatrics Society

40 Fulton Street, 18th Floor
New York, 10038-1850


John C. Beck
Project Director