Community Resources for Older Adults provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on programs, services, and policies pertaining to older adults. Authors Robbyn R. Wacker and Karen A. Roberto build reader awareness of programs and discuss how to better understand help-seeking behavior, as well as explain ways to take advantage of the resources available to older adults. The substantially revised Fifth Edition includes new topics and updated research, tables, and figures to help answer key questions about the evolution and utilization of programs for older adults and the challenges that service providers face.
Chapter 7: Senior Centers and Recreation
Senior Centers and Recreation
Last fall, a distraught daughter called the San Francisco Senior Center (SFSC) and asked the social services director for advice to help her 85-year-old Italian American mother, Jane, who had suddenly stopped talking. After an extensive discussion with the daughter, the social services director suspected that Jane had been suffering from isolation and depression, which are documented as common and sometimes deadly in the ...