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Working with Low-Income and Homeless Older Adults


Nancy Hooyman, PhD

Hooyman Endowed Professor in Gerontology
Dean Emeritus

School of Social Work
University of Washington


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Identify rates of homelessness, hunger and poverty among vulnerable older adults.
  • Describe the types of needs faced by homeless older adults.
  • Suggest practice, programmatic and policy interventions for working effectively with homeless elders.

[From the Winter 2016 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]

The NW GWEC acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land
which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

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