Building Supportive Ties and Sense of Community among the Inner-City Elderly: The Tenderloin Senior Outreach Project

  title={Building Supportive Ties and Sense of Community among the Inner-City Elderly: The Tenderloin Senior Outreach Project},
  author={M. Minkler},
  journal={Health Education & Behavior},
  pages={303 - 314}
  • M. Minkler
  • Published 1985
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Health Education & Behavior
  • For the low-income elderly residents of America's single room occupancy (SRO) hotels, poor health, social isolation, and powerlessness often are intimately connected. This article presents a case study of an attempt to address these interrelated problems by fostering social support and social action organizing among elderly residents of San Francisco's Tenderloin hotels. Following a brief look at the parameters of the problem, an overview of the Tenderloin Senior Outreach Project (TSOP) is… CONTINUE READING
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