Longevity,Leisure and Landscape

Saturday, July 19, 2014: 12:30 PM
Room: 501
Oral Presentation
Tania M. de F.B. MACIEL , Psicossociologia de Comunidades e ecologia Social, M.de F. B, Urca, Brazil
Angela PHILIPPINI , M.De F. B. M., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This work seeks to develop a critical reflection on leisure from the interaction with natural and cultural landscapes,declared patrimony of humanity, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in the neighborhood of Copacabana. This site has the second highest concentration of senior citizens of Brazil, being a region, considered by Municipal law "prefered tourist destination of the third age" The theme will be presented from the theory of complexity, dialoguing with assumptions regarding sustainability and active aging on longevity.

The methodology presents the translation of perception of 60 to 100 years of enduring, residents at the scene, and some social agents the represent government and third sector institutions linked to the work with this audience.

Leisure will be analyzed in its subjective and contemplative dimensions,  and in his contributions to ressignification of the quality of life of the old guy , and the stregthening of intergenerational relations, solitarity-based and participatory . In this context, the affective relationship will be addressed with the landscape, a place of memory, whose presence preserved is relevant in the biography of who gets old. Thuss, these leisure activities, from the aesthetic contemplation, are compatible and suitable for various limitations arising from aging.