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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Resident Service Coordinator Program Evaluation: Meeting the Needs of Older, Disabled Adults in Subsidized Housing

This study evaluates the services of an on-site Resident Service Coordinator through face to face interviews with residents of a low income independent housing residence for older adults age 50 and over, and physically and mentally disabled adults of all ages in a western New York urban neighborhood. Additionally, onsite resident social activities/programs and interest in a local neighborhood farmer's market are also evaluated. The convenience sample of 40 residents consisted of 16 males and 24 females with a mean and median age of 55 years. Overall results are mixed but positive of the residents utilizing services. Results indicate 53% are unaware of the service coordination program existence and many residents understood the program to be linked to maintenance and security issues. Resident suggestions include increased socialization, health and fitness, and learning. Many expressed an interest in volunteering and a stronger voice in overall programs.

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Presenter: Sharon Hall (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Social Work
Location: 218 Hartwell
Time: 9 am Session I