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Promoting Health at the Community Level is the first book to provide a systematic examination of community-based health promotion. Edited by Doug Easterling, Kaia Gallagher, and Dora Lodwick, this innovative text uses seven case studies to evaluate community-driven health promotion and present promising strategies for initiating and sustaining community-based efforts. Individual chapters describe real-world, multi-site health initiatives and summarize their evaluation outcomes. Offering unique lessons for community-based coalitions and supportive organizations, Promoting Health at the Community Level will also inspire academics and students to further explore this innovative approach to health promotion and disease prevention.
Chapter 6: The Volunteers for Rural Seniors Initiative: Leveraging Community Resources to Meet the Needs of Seniors
The Volunteers for Rural Seniors Initiative: Leveraging Community Resources to Meet the Needs of Seniors
Agrowing gap exists between the needs of rural seniors and the services available to them. More seniors are choosing to retire in rural communities or to “age in place” there. At the same time, traditional providers of care—family members and neighbors—are less available because of increasing work demands along with the out-migration of younger people. How can the needs of rural seniors be met? More specifically, how can communities assist in meeting some of their basic needs so that the seniors are able to remain as independent residents in their own homes for as long ...