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GOCSA and Flinders Uni work together on "Shared Lunches Project" In 2019, researchers from the Flinders University Caring Futures Institute met with people who regularly attended lunch clubs at various cultural community organisations. The Greek Pensioners of Thebarton were one of these community groups. The researchers discovered that these shared lunches were very important to people because of the food and the company that these lunches provide. In fact, people valued the lunches so much, that they would organise other things in their life so that they were able to attend the lunch each week. The researchers were so impressed with how much these lunches were valued, they designed a new study to see if sharing a meal once a week would help people to make new, ongoing friendships and keep people active in their community. Using the results of this study, researchers hope to create a program to increase community social events, particularly for those who might be lonely or for those would like to increase their friendship group. The Caring Futures Institute is producing a short film to showcase this study and would like to thank the Greek Orthodox Community of SA Inc. for facilitating the filming, the Greek Pensioners of Thebarton for allowing them to film one of their lunches on 23rd April 2021 and a special thanks to Mr Jim Papanicolas for a fantastic interview.
Greek Tribune Adelaide, South Australia
© 2021 Greek Community Tribune All Rights Reserved
GOCSA and Flinders Uni work together on "Shared Lunches Project" In 2019, researchers from the Flinders University Caring Futures Institute met with people who regularly attended lunch clubs at various cultural community organisations. The Greek Pensioners of Thebarton were one of these community groups. The researchers discovered that these shared lunches were very important to people because of the food and the company that these lunches provide. In fact, people valued the lunches so much, that they would organise other things in their life so that they were able to attend the lunch each week. The researchers were so impressed with how much these lunches were valued, they designed a new study to see if sharing a meal once a week would help people to make new, ongoing friendships and keep people active in their community. Using the results of this study, researchers hope to create a program to increase community social events, particularly for those who might be lonely or for those would like to increase their friendship group. The Caring Futures Institute is producing a short film to showcase this study and would like to thank the Greek Orthodox Community of SA Inc. for facilitating the filming, the Greek Pensioners of Thebarton for allowing them to film one of their lunches on 23rd April 2021 and a special thanks to Mr Jim Papanicolas for a fantastic interview.
Greek Tribune
Adelaide, South Australia