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GATE Definition of Active Ageing
GATE Define GATE Definition Note: We will consider this in the context of the non deficit model of ageing looking at employability, social and civic participation including: Health and Economic Security Benefits Social Networks and Friends Attitudes and Behaviour Activities – Volunteering 4 Groups – revisit your group findings and collate into a definition
World Health Organisation Definition What is "active ageing"? Active ageing is the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. It applies to both individuals and population groups. Active ageing allows people to realize their potential for physical, social, and mental well-being throughout the life course and to participate in society, while providing them with adequate protection, security and care when they need. The word active refers to continuing participation in social, economic, cultural, spiritual and civic affairs, not just the ability to be physically active or to participate in the labour force. Older people who retire from work, ill or live with disabilities can remain active contributors to their families, peers, communities and nations. Active ageing aims to extend healthy life expectancy and quality of life for all people as they age. Health refers to physical, mental and social well being as expressed in the WHO definition of health. Maintaining autonomy and independence for the older people is a key goal in the policy framework for active ageing. Ageing takes place within the context of friends, work associates, neighbours and family members. This is why interdependence as well as intergenerational solidarity are important tenets of active ageing.
Group 1 Active ageing means to have a role in the society and in the family Health and economic security are very fundamental as base to continue having a good life and giving support to new generation, passing experiences and values and helping in the volunteering. Its important to accept own limits, to change attitudes and to open yourself to new experiences and new minds. The older people need to make physical and mental activities to keep alive and healthy. They can put their experience, their abilities and their enthusiasm in the volunteering associations or cultural groups. Its important getting involved in groups, according to own preferences. Benefits are double for the society and for the older people. The elder people are involved and valued and the society has fewer problems, because old people arent a burden.
Group 2 *Mental and physical balance Cultivation of interests Keeping up to date (e.g. ITC, cultural, politics) Pro-long life with quality - Social integration Positive social status Gender issues especially sex Cultural issue- regions, social structure and role
Group 3 Health/economic security- Being mentally and physically involved and included. Attitudes + behaviour- Having fun Being in control of your life Maintenance of self-esteem The enthusiasm to want to participate Benefits (for the individual, for society, for family, for community) Playing a useful role in family community + society Being active in society. Making use of experience Passing skills/experience from generation to generation. Activities/ volunteering- Hearing and teaching Caring (intergenerational) Volunteering –Neighbours –Civic –Work places –Older adults –younger people –Social networking + friends- Sharing interests with friends and family Keeping up with contemporary issues
Group 4 1.Health/ economic security Time frame Good sound personal philosophy of life Physical + mental activity Minding the body and mind Income security Safe environment Social class The privileged (not all older people) + for some other people it is not so good Some older people are at risk can include women, those on low incomes and those with lower levels of education 2. Benefits Of older + independent / of a carer+ get the Choice Organise your time- (dont need to be there at 8am) Pres of normal careers COMPETITION of a job- careers EXPERIENCE diff things and just for Money START NEW CHALLENGES JOY
Group 4 continued 3. Social Networking Meeting people FAMILY FRIENDS CULTURE THEATRE ESPECIALLY if No family- Even more Important TRAVELLING EUROPEAN PROJECTS International networking 4. Attitudes and Behaviour Concentrate on your skills the positives dont act out the stereotypes- can affect your health self-fulfilling prophecy 5. Activities/voluntary Can be difficult Professional Legal issues- Supervised- Financial issues Audited/ fun- the community can be self-esteem/retiring campaigning- advocacy- jazz/dancing/ cultural issues- drinking. Books for life- fold -vol off- Cinema To be a useful Member of society- UGH!!