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Integrating Haitian older adults into a senior center in Florida.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18183744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this article is to describe a project integrating Haitian older adults into a county senior center in Florida. This experience depicts the challenges faced by recently immigrated older adults in attempting to become part of a new community in a foreign country. Cultural issues, language barriers, transportation difficulties, and stereotypes were obstacles that had to be overcome to successfully welcome this new group and allow them to participate in the activities provided at the senior center. Implications for nurses include understanding cultural differences that are barriers for older adults attempting to access community services.
Ruth G McCaffrey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gerontological nursing     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0098-9134     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gerontol Nurs     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-10     Completed Date:  2008-02-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7510258     Medline TA:  J Gerontol Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-8     Citation Subset:  N    
Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cultural Characteristics*
Haiti / ethnology
Leisure Activities*
Social Work / organization & administration*

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