SUMMARY OF CONTENT
During later life, older adults experience physical, social, and emotional transitions. Resilience is the ability to cope successfully when challenged by significant change or adversity. Resilience involves multiple domains including biological, psychological, social, and spiritual functioning.
This module provides an overview of a resilience model and interventions to enhance coping and resilience in older adults . The podcast provides examples of resilient older adults, including those who have survived the Holocaust.
Guest Speaker Biography:
Dr. Roberta Greene is Professor Emerita from the School of Social Work at The University of Texas-Austin. She is the author of over 100 publications in social work and aging, and has authored or edited 18 books.
Podcast Topic and Location:
“Resilience, Forgiveness and Suvivorship”
In this podcast, Dr. Greene discusses her research that was funded by the John Templeton Foundation on Resilience, Forgiveness, and Survivorship that focused on the lives of those who survived the Holocaust.
Podcast can be located within the powerpoint (above)- Slide #7 or by clicking this link: https://gsu.sharestream.net/ssdcms/i.do?u=3d0baeab0060411
CASE STUDIES and DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Instructor Notes – Instructor notes – Resilience in older adulthood
Presentation Handouts – Handouts – Resilience in Older Adulthood
References – References – Resilience in Older Adulthood