Older People, Sense of Coherence and Community

Koelen, Maria, Eriksson, Monica and Cattan, Mima (2016) Older People, Sense of Coherence and Community. In: The Handbook of Salutogenesis. Springer, pp. 137-149. ISBN 978-3-319-04599-3

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Population ageing is a global trend and even though years added to life often are lived in good health; it will have an impact on healthcare, housing and facilities, and social security costs. Healthy ageing in place, especially in one’s own home and community, increasingly receives attention from health professionals, researchers, and policymakers. In this chapter, we first discuss the meaning of the concept of healthy ageing, and how Sense of Coherence contributes to this process. Next, we discuss the characteristics of the community in which older people live their lives and how the community can provide resources (GRR and SRR) to strengthen Sense of Coherence and hence perceived well-being and quality of life.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: healthy ageing, older people, sense of coherence, age-friendly community
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C800 Psychology
L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 14:36
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 04:19
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/29067

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