Few interventions are available that can help resolve the prevalent problem of social isolation and feelings of depression in older adults; and with the growing older adult population, the problem is expected to increase. This program through Whittier Meals on Wheels (MOW) will offer an in-home visitor to those MOW recipients requesting Plus One services in the expectation that the visit from the visitor will decrease the homebound older adult's social isolation while also assessing them for other challenges that may impede their quality of life. The volunteers ("buddies") will also provide linkages to other community-based resources that the homebound senior is in need of, with the ultimate goal of increasing the Plus One recipients' overall quality of life. The potential funder for this project will be the California Community Foundation. The actual submission and funding of this grant is not a requirement in completing this project.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Social work, Aging, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Homebound, Meals on wheels, Older adults, Social isolation, Visitation program|
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