Theurer, K. A., Stone, R. I., Suto, M. J., Timonen, V., Brown, S. G., & Mortenson, W. B. (2020). The Impact of Peer Mentoring on Loneliness, Depression, and Social Engagement in Long-Term Care. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 0733464820910939. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464820910939 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: There are limited opportunities for the elderly population, who are living […]
Posted by Shilo Rea-Carnegie Mellon CARNEGIE MELLON (US) — Older adults who volunteer for at least 200 hours a year can decrease their risk of high blood pressure by 40 percent, a new study finds. The specific type of volunteer activity doesn’t matter, researchers say. It’s the amount of time spent volunteering that leads to […]
Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents The Speaking Exchange connects Brazilian youth with US seniors, facilitating one-to-one online video chats that help build language skills for foreign students and interpersonal connections for the senior mentors. Could we replicate this kind of mentoring across the US? By Lisa Suhay, Correspondent / May 19, 2014, The Christian Science Monitor CNA […]
Carlson, M.C. et al. (2009). Evidence for Neurocognitive Plasticity in At-Risk Older Adults: The Experience Corps Program. Journal of Gerontology 64A (12): 1275-1282. Posted by Tim Parsons-JHU Older adults who tutored children or took part in some other form of volunteer service were able to delay or even reverse declining brain function, a new study finds. Using […]
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- MENTOR: The National Mentoring PartnershipNovember 12, 2014 -
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For nearly 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
- Academic Web PagesAugust 6, 2012 -
Academic Web Pages is the leading provider of customized websites for researchers, centers, nonprofits, and universities. AWP designed and has contributed generously to the creation of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring.