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ERIC Number: EJ165506
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Publication Date: 1977
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Assessment of Mental Health and Social Problems During Multiple Friendly Visits: The Development and Evaluation of a Friendly Visiting Program for the Isolated Elderly
Mulligan, Sister Mary Anne; Bennett, Ruth
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 8, 1, 43-65, 77
The Friendly Visitor Program was designed to reduce social isolation. Visits were made by trained visitors to 23 isolated, elderly New York City residents. For the experimental group only apartment upkeep and mental state improved and isolation diminished at the time of follow-up, indicating friendly visiting probably was therapeutic. (Author)
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