Collections > Scholarly Posters and Presentations > Going Out to Lunch: Impact on Continuity of Identity in Older Adults Residing in Assisted Living

Introduction Number of older adults in US increasing. Many will move to assisted living. Transitioning to assisted living (AL) can result in occupational and identity loss. Leads to decreased quality of life (QOL) and well-being. Sustaining occupational engagement mediates transition to AL, maintains identity, and increases QOL.Lack of research on specific planned programming in AL and how this facilitates continuity of identity in older adults living in AL. How does the social occupation of going out to lunch with the activity director impact continuity of identity in older adults residing in assisted living?