Aging Society and New Welfare Policies

Sunday, 10 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 33 (Main Building)
RC11 Sociology of Aging (host committee)
RC15 Sociology of Health

Language: English

Historically elders represented a residual part of the society: this frame has heterogeneously altered in the last decades. The ongoing processes of aging, which is part of the demographic changing of the population, require a constant attention to programming, promoting and realizing coherent social and health policies. With this aim, appropriate reflections and strategic projects joined with experiences and best practices, testing of innovative models, administrative devolutions, support to social housing, health digital efficient and sustainable interventions will be necessary. 
The session welcomes papers that will address both theoretical and empirical approaches relating to the promotion of healthy active aging, prevention, treatment and diagnosis of diseases reintroducing a link between aging and a sectoral new public policies.

  • What changes does the concept of “aging society” imply?
  • What kind of integrated public policies can be implemented to deal with an aging society?
  • How can we promote the full deployment of ICT solutions to guarantee independent living for older people?
  • How are we promoting appropriate cities for the elderly?
Session Organizer:
Giuseppina CERSOSIMO, University of Salerno, Italy
Promotion of Active Ageing through Activities in Rural Settings: Innovative Initiatives of a Regional Programme.
Cristina GAGLIARDI, IRCCS-INRCA National Institute of Health & Science on Ageing, Italy; Sara SANTINI, IRCCS-INRCA National Institute of Health & Science on Ageing, Italy; Giovanni LAMURA, IRCCS-INRCA National Institute of Health & Science on Ageing, Italy
Developing Age-Friendly Cities: A Tool to Guide Efforts to Promote Healthy Ageing in Urban Settings
Stefanie BUCKNER, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; Louise LAFORTUNE, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; Calum MATTOCKS, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; Daniel POPE, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom; Mukesh DHERANI, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom; Nigel BRUCE, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Challenging Issues in Evaluation of Home Care Services
Valentina HLEBEC, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Slovenia
How Can We Understand Senior Camps in Relation to Social Policies and Images of Ageing?
Gabriella NILSSON, Department of cultural sciences, Sweden; Janicke ANDERSSON, CASE, Sweden
Public Policies on the Provision of Care for the Elderly in Cuba: Readings and Questions in Times of Change
Raynier HERNANDEZ ARENCIBIA, Alberto Hurtado University, Chile; Beatriz REVUELTA, Alberto Hurtado University, Chile
Welfare Policies and Solidarity Toward the Elderly
Mercedes FERNANDEZ-ALONSO, University of Malaga, Spain; Antonio M. JAIME-CASTILLO, University of Malaga, Spain; Marta ORTEGA, University of Malaga, Spain