Implementing Multidisciplinary Wellness Programs in Subsidized Housing: University–Community Partnerships
Occupational Therapy; Social Work
Geriatrics | Occupational Therapy
Journal of Housing For the Elderly
University–community partnerships (UCPs) are an important avenue for providing wellness services to seniors in subsidized housing, but there is sparse literature on this topic. The goals of this article are to (a) describe our UCP, which was unique in involving ethnically diverse older adults, and (b) discuss findings of an integrative literature review of UCP examples in subsidized housing. Results showed that UCPs typically received funding for program development and implementation; used multidisciplinary approaches to needs assessment and programming; and reported positive outcomes such as improvement in self-rated health or participant endorsements. This article provides insights and guidance for future UCPs that are much needed in subsidized housing.
University–community partnership, multidisciplinary wellness program, subsidized housing, aging in place, senior wellness
Sadhna Diwan, Megan Chang, and Swamini Bajpai. "Implementing Multidisciplinary Wellness Programs in Subsidized Housing: University–Community Partnerships" Journal of Housing For the Elderly (2018): 39-57. https://doi.org/10.1080/02763893.2017.1393486