Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2004

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

James Pappas

Second Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson

Third Committee Member

Steven A. Schmitz


Fundamental problems faced by China's aging population were discussed. The information and suggestions in helping the elderly from Selected Programs in different cultural settings were obtained and analyzed. A model program to maximize the connection between youth and seniors by building a strong community and school network resulting in support for seniors in China was developed.