A report on a pilot study towards a health intervention under the Study to Understand and Foster the Functioning and Involvement of Contributive Elders (SUFFICE) project has been released.

The project aims to assess older persons' functioning and the contributions they make to family and community, specifically older residents of historically disadvantaged areas in South Africa. Information yielded from the study is used to inform the design and implementation of programs at public health care facilities aimed at optimising the elders' functioning and sustaining their contributions. The project is being conducted collaboratively with the Stroud Center for Study of Quality of Life at Columbia University, ILC-USA and the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.