Great Decisions in the Retirement Community
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book, teacher’s guide and PBS television series produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight critical foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. In Great Decisions Discussion Groups across the country, participants discuss and debate each issue and complete a national opinion ballot to communicate their views to Congress and the White House. Supported by the Foreign Policy Association for over 50 years, Great Decisions involves citizens in the foreign policy making process.
There are countless benefits to having Great Decisions in your retirement community, but here are a few. Great Decisions:
- Informs residents about world affairs.
- Promotes civic participation through the National Opinion Ballot Report, an annual report compiled from Great Decisions participants’ views on the eight
- Provides residents an opportunity to exchange views with peers.
- Provides framework for community discussion and while encouraging understanding of alternative views.