The following is a faculty research project supported by the Upstate Institute:
Meika Loe, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Women’s Studies Program
This project analyzes diverse community-based efforts to build social capital or support networks around community, aging, and health over the course of three years (2006-9).Specifically, this three-year longtitudinal research project tracks and analyzes efforts around social capital and elder support in Albany and Hamilton, NY, in regards to elder housing, health, community work, social life, and policy. I am most interested in how community-based institutions are adapting to serve their aging populations as well as grassroots efforts on the part of residents to ensure their needs are met.
Loe’s research was recently featured in a piece on National Public Radio about the Hamilton Fortnightly Club.