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THE NATION'S RURAL ELDERLY

HEARING

BEFORE THE

ÁGING

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING
UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

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Printed for the use of the Special Committee on Aging

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1977

80-319

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office

Washington, D.C. 20402 - Price $1.90

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING

FRANK CHURCH, Idaho, Chairman HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey HIRAM L. FONG, Hawaii JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia CLIFFORD P. HANSEN, Wyoming EDMUND S. MUSKIE, Maine

EDWARD W. BROOKE, Massachusetts FRANK E. MOSS, Utah

CHARLES H. PERCY, Illinois EDWARD M, KENNEDY, Massachusetts ROBERT T. STAFFORD, Vermont WALTER F. MONDALE, Minnesota

J. GLENN BEALL, JR., Maryland VANCE HARTKE, Indiana

PETE V. DOMENICI, New Mexico CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island

BILL BROCK, Tennessee THOMAS F. EAGLETON, Missouri

DEWEY F. BARTLETT, Oklahoma JOHN V. TUNNEY, California LAWTON CHILES, Florida DICK CLARK, Iowa JOHN A. DURKIN, New Hampshire

WILLIAM E. ORIOL, Staj Director

DAVID A. AFFELDT, Chief Counsel
VAL J. HALAMANDARIS, Associate Counsel
JOHN GUY MILLER, Minority Staff Director

PATRICIA G. ORIOL, Chief Clerk
The Nation's Rural Elderly :

Part 1. Winterset, Iowa, August 16, 1976.
Part 2. Ottumwa, Iowa, August 16, 1976.
Part 3. Gretna, Nebr., August 17, 1976.
Part 4. Ida Grove, Iowa, August 17, 1976.
Part 5. Sioux Falls, S. Dak., August 18, 1976.
Part 6. Rockford, Iowa, August 18, 1976.
Part 7. Denver, Colo., March 23, 1977.
(Additional hearings anticipated but not scheduled at time of this printing)

CONTENTS

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Opening statement by Senator Dick Clark, presiding -

Statement of Hon. Thomas R. Harkin, a Representative in Congress

from the State of Iowa.--.

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CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF WITNESSES
Orr, George W., executive director, Iowa Commission on Aging, Des

Moines, Iowa

Goeldner, L. R., chairman, Central Iowa Area Agency on Aging, Earlham,

Iowa.

Stroeber, Hazel, Macksburg, Iowa.--

Anderson, Lucille, Melcher, Iowa..

Sprunger, Willis, Winterset, Iowa.--.

Morris, Dr. Woodrow, associate dean, College of Medicine, University of

Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa..

Pals, Joe J., former executive director of Matura Action Corp., Orient,

Iowa..

Forsyth, Louise, director, Madison County Multipurpose Center, Winter-

set, Iowa...

Fickel, Dr. Jack, medical director, Family Care Center, Red Oak, Iowa..

APPENDIXES

Appendix 1. Material submitted by witnesses:

Item 1. Magazine article and brochure submitted by L. R. Goeldner..

Item 2. Additional information submitted by Louise Forsyth..----

Appendix 2. Letters from U.S. departments and agencies:

Item 1. Letter from William B. Prendergast, Assistant Director for

Congressional Affairs, ACTION, Washington, D.C.; to Senator

Dick Clark, dated July 27, 1976-

Item 2. Letter from Frank B. Elliott, Administrator, Farmers Home

Administration, Washington, D.C.; to Senator Dick Clark, dated

July 15, 1976---

Item 3. Letter and enclosure from William H. Walker III, Assistant

Secretary, Department of Agriculture; to Senator Dick Clark,

dated August 3, 1976---

Item 4. Letter from Samuel R, Martinez, Director, Community

Services Administration, Washington, D.C.; to Senator Dick

Clark, dated August 10, 1976..

Item 5. Letter and enclosure from Faye G. Abdellah, special assistant

to the Under Secretary, HEW; to Senator Dick Clark, dated July 16,

1976.---

Item 6. Letter and enclosure from Arthur S. Flemming, Commissioner

on Aging, HEW; to Senator Dick Clark, dated July 17, 1976..

Item 7. Letter and enclosure from M. Keith Weikel, Commissioner,

Social and Rehabilitation Service, HEW; to Senator Dick Clark,

dated July 27, 1976..

Item 8. Letter from Robert Fulton, Administrator, Social and Re-

habilitation Service, HEW; to Senator Dick Clark, dated July 28,

1976.-

Item 9. Letter from Louis M. Hellman, Administrator, Health Serv-

ices Administration, HEW; to Senator Dick Clark, dated August 11,

1976.--

Item 10. Letter and enclosures from James B. Cardwell, Commissioner

of Social Security; to Senator Dick Clark, dated August 27, 1976.-

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