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ERIC Number: ED314672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Older Adults' Needs and Resources in a Rural Community: The Share Our Services Project.
Everitt, John; Gfellner, Barbara
The "Share Our Services" program was established in Killarney (Manitoba), to Streamline existing volunteer services, to develop new services, and to collaborate with formal services to meet the needs of older and infirm adults living in the community. A sample of 212 older adults were interviewed in their homes concerning their housing, home-related activities, formal and informal supports, perceived needs, residential options, and preferences. Results indicated that although these small town elderly residents had substantial informal supports and used the formal services which were available, considerable input would be utilized in terms of home maintenance and management of daily activities and routines. The "Share Our Services" program is discussed as voluntary service support or as a complement to the delivery of formal services already available to the community. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada