Effects of creative and social activity on the health and well-being of socially isolated older people: outcomes from a multi-method observational study.

@article{Greaves2006EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of creative and social activity on the health and well-being of socially isolated older people: outcomes from a multi-method observational study.},
  author={Colin J Greaves and Lou Farbus},
  journal={The journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={126 3},
  pages={134-42}
}
Depression and social isolation affect one in seven people over 65 and there is increasing recognition that social isolation adversely affects long-term health. Research indicates that interventions, which promote active social contact, which encourage creativity, and which use mentoring, are more likely to positively affect health and well-being. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a complex intervention for addressing social isolation in older people, embodying these principles: The… CONTINUE READING