"Aging Public Policy: Bonding the Generations" is presented in three parts. Part One describes the policy process as a response to human needs through the laws of our country. Part Two explores the national policy development on behalf of older persons. Part Three describes the major public policies on behalf of the elderly that include Social Security, Medicare, The Older Americans Act, institutional care, employment and retirement policies. The final chapter discusses the advocacy process in the field of aging.

part |2 pages

Part One: The Policy Process: Responding to Human Needs through Laws

chapter 1|12 pages

Constitutional Foundations

chapter 2|30 pages

Making Policy in the United States

chapter 3|26 pages

Historical Background to Aging Policy

part |2 pages

Part Two: Aging Policy Development

chapter 4|48 pages

The Aging Network

chapter 5|32 pages

Interest and Advisory Groups

part |2 pages

Part Three: Major Public Policies on Behalf of the Elderly

chapter 6|32 pages

Social Security

chapter 7|34 pages

Health Care Policies

chapter 8|34 pages

Coordinated System of Chronic Care

chapter 9|28 pages

Employment and Retirement

chapter 10|38 pages

Housing and Social Services

part |2 pages

Part Four: The Advocacy Process in the Field of Aging: Policies for the Future

chapter 11|8 pages

Bonding the Generations