Date of Award
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Elise Bolda, MPH
elder care, island communities, aging population, Muskie School of Public Service, USM Aging Initiative, Health and Wellness, Policy, Social/Cultural
This template may help Maine island communities identify older adults’ needs and island resources, in order to allow older adults to age in the island communities.
Three interviews with island health leaders, one community conversation with older islanders, and one pilot test provided information about what to include in the template.
The template includes a demographic survey, guides for conducting semi-structured interviews and group conversations with older adults and caregivers, a guide and worksheet for analyzing the data, a guide for assessing community resources, a guide for dissemination, and a list of additional resources.
Byrne, Beatrice, "A Guide for Assessing Older Adults’ Needs on Maine Islands" (2017). Muskie School Capstones. 126.
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