publication . Book . 1996

Isolated elders demonstration project : closer to home - a descriptive evaluation

Cusack, Sandra A.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 1996
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
The purpose of this demonstration project is to support isolated elders through outreach. The goal is to get seniors "out of their homes" and back into the community, assisting them to make decisions and take action on their own behalf. The process involved training a group of volunteers to interview elders, using a mini-life review technique to encourage reminiscence. In listening to their stories, the volunteer's task was to discover the elder's needs and barriers to socialization, and to link them to community resources. Objectives of the project were: (1) To recruit and train volunteers in interviewing and assessing need; (2) To identify isolated elders in t...
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