Books, Reports and Articles
Volunteer service, such as tutoring children, can help older adults delay or reverse declining brain function, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the researchers found that seniors participating in a youth mentoring program made gains in key brain regions that support cognitive abilities important to planning and organizing one’s daily life. The study is the first of its kind to demonstrate that valuable social service programs, such as Experience Corps—a program designed to both benefit children and older adults’ health—can have the added benefits of improving the cognitive abilities of older adults, enhancing their quality of life. The study is published in the December issue of the Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.
Mentoring a Movement: My Personal Journey by Mentor Consulting Group's Dr. Susan Weinberger follows the author through her many years of working with the mentoring community.
Mentoring USA Enhances Self-Esteem Development for Immigrant Youth by Matilda Cuomo & Preeti Parasharami examines the partnership between Mentoring USA and the New York City Public Schools to offer an English as a second language mentoring program.
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