Humans are social beings, and the need of belonging is essential to an individual's well-being. The purpose of this project was to write a grant to develop a Social Companionship Program, in collaboration with the Friendly Visitors Program, already in place at the Pasadena Senior Center, where regular social visits are provided to older adults by their volunteers. This proposed program was designed to serve older adults who are homebound and not eligible to receive existing services due to lack of funding and/or available volunteers.
A literature review was performed to investigate: (a) the need of increased social companionship services; and (b) the association between social networks and physical and mental health, especially for older adults who are homebound. A search was conducted to locate an appropriate fonder, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
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