Community Innovation and Regional Sustainability: A Case Study on an Elder Social Survey Conducted by National Cheng Kung University

Li Fan Liu, Chi Pang Lu

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Abstract

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) promotes university social responsibility and strives to ensure that all of its teaching staff and students engage in academics in a manner that incorporates both social awareness and social practice. The NCKU team has launched a series of social practice and research projects focused on accompanying and caring for older adults who live in the community, looking to establish a social practice model that bridges university teaching and research to practical community needs. The objective of this initiative is to develop an innovative model of social support and a new model for younger generations to work with older adults living in the community. The results of this survey project show better well-being in older adults to be associated with the following sets of traits: exercising regularly and lacking dental problems; engaging in daily laughter and holding positive aging perceptions; and having a higher subjective social status, more family support, and a sense of community attachment. The study results imply that multiple factors affect well-being in the context of caring for community-dwelling older adults and social development, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Translated title of the contribution社區創新與地方永續-國立成功大學高齡社會調查應用案例分享
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nursing
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Nursing

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