The Future of Older Persons in Global Perspective

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal BIG 1 (Main Building)
RC11 Sociology of Aging (host committee)

Language: English

Older persons in countries and settings throughout the world encounter enduring problems and expanding opportunities as they age. Their expectations about the future are enhanced by legislative agendas adopted as support and protection for their advancing age. At various levels of government, new laws are being enacted to enhance fulfillment of increased aspirations among older persons for living a productive and dignified life. 
Are these new laws being implemented at the community and national levels to limit the risks and to eliminate the abuses older persons encounter in their daily routings and long-term collective lives? To limit risks and eliminate abuses, what is the responsibility and response of agencies responsible for enforcement of these laws, such as police, attorneys, judges and those assigned oversight responsibilities of these and other agencies focused on meeting the needs of older persons? Are they engaged to provide the essential support and protection to older persons? What can we learn by comparing experiences with intersects of legislation, enforcement and justice in different countries and settings? What is needed to further enhance protection of older persons from old and new forms of abuse? What social transformations are essential for older persons to realize their aspirations and as a support for their living a full life with dignity?
Session Organizer:
Shirley NUSS, Nuss & Asssociates, USA
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