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A Study on Elderly Women’s Experience of the Convergent Tea Culture Therapy Program : Focusing on female elders who use the day care center

  • Journal of Internet of Things and Convergence
  • Abbr : JKIOTS
  • 2021, 7(1), pp.35-41
  • Publisher : The Korea Internet of Things Society
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science > Internet Information Processing
  • Received : January 12, 2021
  • Accepted : February 15, 2021
  • Published : March 31, 2021

Insook kim 1 Sun-Hee Park 1

1동명대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to explore elderly women’s experience of the convergent tea culture therapy program when they use day care centers, ultimately getting a better understanding of such experience. For the purpose, the study made profound interviews with 4 old women who experienced the convergent tea culture therapy program from its start to final session. That program was provided by H day care center located in P city. And then, this research analyzed data from those interviews by using the phenomenological methods. As a result of the analysis, the study could divided the surveyed female elders’ experience of the above mentioned program largely into 4 categories, which are, ‘getting away from daily routines’, ‘feeling as if I’m the queen when having tea’, ‘finding myself feeling younger with tea’, and ‘feeling the true sense of happiness with tea’. With this result taken into serious consideration, this study suggested that more attention and intervention be urgently needed in the field of senior welfare practices, especially leisure activity for elders which is currently in trouble due to the covid-19 crisis.

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