Tea Culture Convergence Program Impact on improving communication in the elderly

차문화 융합 프로그램이 이용시설 노인의 의사소통 향상에 미치는 영향

  • Kim, In Sook (Department of social welfare & Business Administration, Tongmyong University) ;
  • Park, Sun Hee (Integrative Healing Welfare Association)
  • Received : 2019.12.27
  • Accepted : 2020.02.05
  • Published : 2020.03.31


The purpose of this study was to examine the effect on improving communication by conducting a tea culture convergence program for elderly people using facilities. The subjects of this study consisted of a tea culture convergence program for 3 months, 60 minutes once a week for 7 people using the Elderly Day Care Center in the H-S S welfare center. Psychological and behavioral changes related to communication by sessions were compared by comparing elderly patients at each session of the Tea Culture Convergence Program.Tea culture convergence program was found to have a positive effect on behaviors and attitudes related to communication among the elderly in the facilities. As a result of analyzing pre- and post-action and attitudes, the Tea Culture Convergence Program brought positive changes in communication by acting as emotional and social support for the elderly. These findings suggest that the Tea Culture Convergence Program is a psychologically necessary program for the elderly in that it shows that the Tea Culture Convergence Program is an effective program that promotes communication among the elderly in the facilities.


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