The purpose of this grant proposal was to develop and seek funding from the Archstone Foundation to implement program “Tech Connect,” which bridges gaps between generations of college students and older adults in Long Beach, California. The grant writer identified a need for older adults to be more connected socially and technologically as well as a need for more geriatric social workers. The Tech Connect program will take place at Menorah Housing Foundation's Long Beach Senior Housing building and will work with students from California State University Long Beach’s School of Social Work. The Tech Connect program outlines how students will teach older adults to use iPads while students learn about the lives of older adults and experience meaningful connections through games. The goals of the program include older adult participants reporting less loneliness and social isolation, continuing to use iPads, and student participants reporting a higher interest in working with older adult populations.
|Advisor:||Potts, Marilyn K.|
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Wilson, Steve|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Social work|
|Keywords:||Inter-generational programs, Loneliness, Older adults, Social isolation, Social work, Technology coaching|
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