Community Membership: An Overview
Duration: 1 and 1/2 - 2 hours
Meaningful productivity and enmeshment in a network of personal relationships characterize an actively engaged lifestyle. The total well being of older individuals is closely linked with the amount of emotional support they give and receive, as well as with a strong involvement in the social structures around them.
This session introduces the topic of community membership through a discussion of quality of life and the beliefs and assumptions which guide the work of community builders. A videotape produced by the trainers provides a vivid glimpse of the process in action.
For more information on this training, read about our past Community Membership projects ands grants here.