Enhancing self-care in community dwelling older adults

Linda D. Gerson, Carm Dorsey, Janet Berg, Linda E. Rose

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This article describes the development of an enrichment program to promote social support, coping with aging, and enhancing self-care in a sample of African American older adults living independently in low-income public housing. To address the needs of the increasing population of older adults in the United States, health initiatives that foster independence, wellness, and self-care are essential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-276
Number of pages5
JournalGeriatric Nursing
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology

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Gerson, L. D., Dorsey, C., Berg, J., & Rose, L. E. (2004). Enhancing self-care in community dwelling older adults. Geriatric Nursing, 25(5), 272-276. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2004.08.008