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Research Article  |   April 1982
Preventive Activities and Services for the Well Elderly
Author Affiliations
  • Margaret M. Kirchman, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA, is an Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, the University of Illinois at the Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Velma Reichenbach, M.A.M.S., OTR, is student in the Master’s Degree Program, the University of Illinois, when they participated in the Preventive Activities and Services Project
  • Barbara Giambalvo, OTR, is student in the Master’s Degree Program, the University of Illinois, when they participated in the Preventive Activities and Services Project
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Features
Research Article   |   April 1982
Preventive Activities and Services for the Well Elderly
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1982, Vol. 36, 236-242. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.4.236
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1982, Vol. 36, 236-242. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.4.236
Abstract

A demonstration project, including interviews conducted before and after a period of occupational therapy intervention, with a group of well elderly citizens attending a nutrition site showed significant, positive improvements in Indexes of Social Resources, Life Satisfaction, and General Affect. The results appeared to validate the provision of a support system through intervention aimed at helping to keep the elderly in the community.