Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Davis, Thomas

Second Advisor

Shafer, Jed

Third Advisor

McCaslin, Rosemary


The purpose of this research study was to examine the well-being of elders who are 65 years old and above. This study used a post-positivism paradigm and conducted face-to-face interviews with both elders and social workers who provide services to elders. The site for this research project was at West End Family Counseling Services (WEFCS), located in San Bernardino County along with an informal gathering of elders and social workers.