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Transcript of BISCP 343
Catholic Community Services (Volunteer Chore Services)
Full Life Care
:Elderly and Disabled in low income brackets, and in need of community resources.
Alan Cook, Mary Hawk, Brianna Hemming,
Cristina Rice, Kathryn Sharma, Krystal Whitaker
Methods/ Supporting Experiences
Do you think that there is more of a sense of community in the organizations that are being overlooked? How about in your own site experience?
Have you personally witnessed a positive effect of an individuals' wellness due to a strong sense of community?
BISCP 343A: Community Based Learning Project
Peter Glagowski, March 12, 2014, http://smg.photobucket.com/user/KingSigy/media/Screwattack%20Blog/j0433193.jpg.html
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March 10, 2014, http://www.cristanwilliams.com/b/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/community-word-cloud-v5.jpg
Sense of Community
Individual and Family Wellness
In order to maintain independent living skills, elderly and disabled adults need resources that provide them with a sense of community, and work to meet their individual and family wellness needs.
This is currently accomplished with positive results through religious and social programs, as well as alternative care settings, such as ADHCs.
success of both organizations is dependent on how well the program tends to meet the needs of the client
sense of community
is vital for
Organization Improvement and Take Home Message
need program evaluation
Barusch (2002) tackles the issue by grounding the correlation between health and availability of resources within a historical background. In 1965 the Older American Act was signed into law, which was enacted to enable the elderly to be cared for at their own homes by a caregiver through in-home services and socialization programs.
Interviews of each other
Nowell and Boyd (2010) laid down groundwork for the understanding of PSOC, and offered a new theoretical framework with which to understand the linkage between responsibility and PSOC.
Nelson et al (2013) suggest that because there is clear evidence of higher social engagement correlating with physical and cognitive health that interventions should certainly increase levels of social activity amongst the elderly.
March 10, 2014, http://www.parkerchiropracticclinic.com/images/family_wellness.jpg
Results and Discussion
BISCP 343 - Presented March 13, 2014
•Describe what you believe VCS (Volunteer Chore Services) or FLC (Full Life Care) as an organization does in the community
•How is a sense of community implemented at VCS or FLC?
•What are some ways the clients, staff, or volunteers experience empowerment at VCS or FLC? What about disempowerment?
Questions We asked
•What affects do you believe VCS or FLC has on their clients?
•What are some ways you believe VCS or FLC could improve their services?
•How was your overall experience at VCS or FLC?
•Do you see a correlation between sense of community and individual-family wellness within VCS or FLC? If so, how?