Third Places for Health Promotion with Older Adults: Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to Enhance Program Implementation and Evaluation

Mary E. Northridge, Susan S. Kum, Bibhas Chakraborty, Ariel Port Greenblatt, Stephen E. Marshall, Hua Wang, Carol Kunzel, Sara S. Metcalf

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Abstract

This study extends the concept of third places to include community sites where older adults gather, often for meals or companionship. The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research guided program implementation and evaluation. Depending upon health promotion program needs, the physical infrastructure of a site is important, but a supportive director (champion) can often overcome identified deficits. Senior centers may be locally classified into four types based upon eligibility requirements of residents in affiliated housing and services offered. Participants who attend these centers differ in important ways across types by most sociodemographic as well as certain health and health care characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-870
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Urban Health
Volume93
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

Keywords

  • Community-based programs
  • Health promotion
  • Health service delivery
  • Older adults
  • Oral health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Urban Studies
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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