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Experience Corps : design of an intergenerational program to boost social capital and promote the health of an aging society / GLASS, Thomas A..
Journal of urban health, 2004, vol. 81 (1 (March)), p. 94-105.

http://www.experiencecorps.org/news/releases/pdfs/Glass81.pdf (20-04-2004)
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Mots-clés principaux
:
Bénévolat
Relations intergénérationnelles
États-Unis
Personne âgée
Participation sociale
Promotion de la santé
Étude clinique randomisée


Résumé :

Population aging portends a crisis of resources and values. Desired solutions
could include intergenerational strategies to harness the untapped potential of older
adults to address societal needs and to generate health improvements for older adults.
Despite the desire of many older adults to remain socially engaged and productive, the
creation of productive roles has lagged. This report describes the conceptual framework
and major design features of a new model of health promotion for older adults called
Experience Corps®. Experience Corps operates at, and leads to benefits, across multiple
levels, including individuals, schools, and the larger community. At the individual level,
we propose a model based on Erikson's concept of generativity to explain how and
why Experience Corps works. At the level of schools, we propose a parallel model
based on social capital. Experience Corps is a volunteer service program designed to
improve the lives of urban children and to yield health improvement for older persons.
It illustrates how population aging creates new opportunities to address difficult social
problems. This article explores how the linkage of concepts at multiple levels motivates
a potentially cost-effective, feasible, and high-impact program.

Langue : Anglais
Doc n° : 17018
NumRec : 1701803
 

       

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