2019 Empowering Aging Adults to Improve Health: An Evaluation of Olivewood Gardens Cooking for Salud Program
Tessa Tinkler and Michelle Schneider
The report, prepared by The Nonprofit Institute's Caster Family Center for Nonprofit & Philanthropic Research, documents the findings from a program evaluation of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center's Cooking for Salud program which is an adult nutrition education program designed to support the health and well being of adults 55+ years in National City and San Diego's southeastern region.
2019 Improving the Lives of San Diego County Seniors Through Stable Housing: An Evaluation of ElderHelp's HomeShare Program
Tessa Tinkler, Lisa Walker, and Mary Jo Schumann
This report, prepared by the Nonprofit Institute's Caster Center, documents the findings from a program evaluation of ElderHelp's HomeShare program, which is designed to connect individuals who want to share their homes with others looking for alternative housing options.
Michelle Ahearne, Meghan Kelly, and Mary Jo Schumann
This report, prepared by the Caster Center, is a three-year evaluation of the North County Senior Connections Thyme Together Food Truck Lunch Program.
2017 Fostering Whole Person Care Through A Care Coordination Network: Community Information Exchange San Diego
The Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research, University of San Diego
2-1-1 San Diego commissioned the University of San Diego’s Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research to conduct the Community Information Exchange (CIE) Cohort 2 evaluation, which focused on the senior (defined as ages 60+) population in the San Diego region.
Using a technology platform where agencies can enter and share client data, CIE strives to foster whole person care for the populations it serves (e.g., homeless, seniors, military), as well as reduce duplicative intakes and services provided by healthcare and social service agencies. By consenting into CIE, clients give permission for data sharing and may receive multiple referrals and services for their healthcare and/or social service needs.
2016 Food, Friends, and Health: An Evaluation of North County Senior Connections Thyme Together Food Truck Lunch Program
Michelle Ahearne, Azadeh Davari, Tessa Tinkler, and Mary Jo Schumann
The North County Senior Connections Thyme Together Food Truck Lunch Program (subsequently referred to as NCSC) is a collaborative project initiated in November 2014 that provides affordable, nutritious lunches, recreational programming, and community information to seniors in the northern region of San Diego County (North County).
In May 2015, six months after NCSC launched, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation commissioned the University of San Diego’s Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research (Caster Center) to: 1) evaluate NCSC’s progress towards meeting its objectives, and 2) provide feedback and recommendations for programmatic changes as necessary. This report presents the findings from the first 17 months of a three-year evaluation.
Mary Jo Schumann and Crystal Trull
In December 2013, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation (RSFF) commissioned the Caster Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research (Caster Center) at the University of San Diego to conduct a Phase I research study to provide RSFF Grants and Projects Committee (GPC) with relevant data and research needed to help make informed decisions about a new program titled “North County Senior Connections” (NCSC).
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