Seniors for justice: A political and social action group for nursing home residents

Pamela Hubbard, Perla Werner, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Rochelle Shusterman

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Abstract

This article describes a political and social action group of cognitively intact nursing home residents. Organized in response to residents’ desire to “do something” about social issues, the group is coordinated by one of the nursing home’s recreational therapists, who expected participation in the group to maximize residents’ autonomy and sense of control. Benefits mentioned by the participants included: The opportunity to communicate their thoughts, keeping busy, and feeling part of the larger community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)856-858
Number of pages3
JournalThe Gerontologist
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Empowerment
  • Institutionalized elderly
  • Sense of control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology

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