Does the Church Care? Assessment of Social Support Strategies on the Health and Wellbeing of Older Adults Within the Tema Metropolitan Assembly-Ghana

  • Alfred Boakye University of Ghana Business School; University of Ghana
  • Henrietta Q. Armah


The aim of the present study is to identify effective and efficient social support strategies that could improve the health and wellbeing of older adults among religious organisations within the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) and transcend to other areas of Ghana. Thematic analysis was used as the qualitative methodology for this study where twenty (20) research participants were interviewed. Results revealed that the most dominant social support strategies adopted by the church are either instrumental or material, spiritual, emotional, and informational. Churches, Government, and other Social Service organisations must develop intervention strategies to promote general wellbeing among the older adult towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3 by 2030.