Rural Senior Service Centers: A Study of the Impact on Quality of Life Issues
Social Work and Human Services
Two hundred seventy-five non-institutionalized senior citizen volunteers participated in this study that evaluated the impact of rural senior service centers on emotional and practical issues affecting elder consumers. Responses of participating seniors were compared to a similar group of seniors who did not participate. The findings indicated that there were significant differences between the two groups on issues of loneliness, nutrition, and overall quality of life. Findings have strong implications for activity specialists in the field of gerontology.
Activities, Adaptation & Aging
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Kirk, A. B., & Alessi, H. D. (2002). Rural senior service centers -- A study of the impact on quality of life issues. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 26(3), 51-64.