Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
The Relationship Between Life Experiences and Social Participation of Older Adults
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, USA
  • Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, USA
  • Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Relationship Between Life Experiences and Social Participation of Older Adults
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505113. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2607
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505113. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2607
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

The study aimed to identify how past life experiences affect social participation among older adults residing in an assisted-living facility. Ten older adults residing in an assisted-living facility participated in semistructured interviews to share information on their experiences. The topic will advance the field of OT by providing practitioners with the ability to intertwine meaningful activities and life experiences of older adults to promote social participation.

Primary Author and Speaker: Ashley Stroud

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kayla King

Contributing Authors: Amanda Mohler