Invecchiare attivamente tra le generazioni: verso una società age friendly?

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Actively aging between generations: towards an age friendly society?

Donatella Bramanti, Stefania Giada Meda, Giovanna Rossi

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Abstract

The study explores the concept of active ageing and data are derived from a representative sample of Italian older adults aged 65-74 years (N=900). The aim is to identify elements of successful ageing in the light of intergenerational exchanges. A specific attention is devoted to identifying factors that may either boost or hinder wellbeing in later life. Wellbeing was investigated in relation to i) the goals attained by the older adults, ii) their values, iii) the material a/o relational resources they can rely upon, and iv) the norms and practices of exchange within their family and social networks. Three different profiles of ageing were found, together with remarkable differences between older adults prematurely withdrawn and elders still playing a pivotal role in their families and society. While the former tend to have a perception of self as older, the latter do not consider their age a problem. The presence of exchanges oriented to both a light sociability and to the intergenerational transmission of values and support is crucial for the older adults’ sense of activity and satisfaction.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Actively aging between generations: towards an age friendly society?
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationL'allungamento della vita. Una risorsa per la famiglia, un'opportunità per la società
Pages3-44
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameSTUDI INTERDISCIPLINARI SULLA FAMIGLIA

Keywords

  • Active ageing
  • Benessere
  • Fragilità
  • Intergenerational exchanges
  • Invecchiamento attivo
  • Scambi intergenerazionali
  • Vulnerability
  • Well-being

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