Local Seniors Participate in Georgia State University Religious-Life Story Project

Residents at Plantation South Duluth share their religious history with researchers
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June 15, 2012 - PRLog -- DULUTH, Ga. – Plantation South Duluth (www.plantationsouthduluth.com), a senior living residential community in Duluth, has offered to assist students at Georgia State University with research exploring the evolution of individuals’ religious and spiritual lives.
   “Our residents’ participation in the Religious Life-Story Project gives us the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of their spiritual journeys,” says DeAnn Young, interim executive director of Plantation South Duluth and regional manager of Senior Management Advisors. “We have a number of residents with interesting stories to tell and I believe that participating in this research helps them understand that their voices and experiences are valued.”
   The students -- Leslie Andrews, a research associate at Georgia State University and Suzanne Degnats, a master’s student at the university -- will record and compile 21 interviews, each approximately 90 minutes. Residents at Plantation South Duluth will answer questions about their religious beliefs and how they have changed from childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood. With the information provided by participants, the researchers hope to have a more accurate understanding of how age and life experience affect religious beliefs. The co-chairmen for the project are David Bell, Ph.D. and Kathryn McClymond, Ph.D.
   “Our residents come from many different religious backgrounds and all have rich histories,” Young says. “We’re pleased to help with the research while providing our residents with an outlet to share their stories.”
About Plantation South Duluth
Managed by Senior Management Advisors, Plantation South Duluth (www.plantationsouth-duluth.com) is a senior living residential community with 61 rooms in Duluth, Ga. Plantation South Duluth has spacious studio apartments with three different floor plans and offers 24-hour staffing and amenities such as a salon, billiards room, activities room and a private dining room.  

About Senior Management Advisors, Inc.
Senior Management Advisors (SMA) (www.seniormanagementadvisors.com) is a leading operator of full service independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer’s care residential communities in Georgia and Florida. SMA specializes in rejuvenating and stabilizing senior living communities for owners, financial institutions, private investors and government agencies. SMA’s services include consultation, management, development and renovation of residential communities.
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