2016 Dr. Jerome Kaplan Best Graduate Paper

Matthew C. Fullen, MA, MDiv, and Sean Gorby, Med
The Ohio State University

Paper title: “Reframing Resilience: Pilot Evaluation of a Program to Promote Resilience in Marginalized Older Adults”

Pictured below: Matthew C. Fullen, Diane Ramey, and Sean Gorby

Dr. Jerome Kaplan Best Graduate Paper Award Recipients Matthew C. Fullen, MA, MDiv, and Sean Gorby, Med

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Dr. Jerome Kaplan was a leader in the field of aging internationally, nationally, and in Ohio. Dr. Kaplan was very passionate about nurturing students in the field of gerontology.

This paper describes the evaluation of a multi-week group program, Resilient Aging, which was designed to influence marginalized older adults’ perceptions of their resilience, self-efficacy, and wellness.  Findings from the pre-/post- test suggest that the Resilient Aging program is a participant-centered and strengths-based program that has potential for enhancing participants’ perceptions of resilience and wellness.

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