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Older people, sense of coherence and community
Wageningen University, Department of Social Sciences, Health and Society Group, Wageningen, Netherland.
University West, Department of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3452-3761
Northumbria University, Department of Health and Life Sciences, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
2016 (English)In: The Handbook of Salutogenesis / [ed] Mittelmark, M. B. et al., New York: Springer-Verlag New York, 2016, 137-149 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

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. © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017.

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New York: Springer-Verlag New York, 2016. 137-149 p.
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sense of coherence, older people, community
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Medical and Health Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9230DOI: 978-3-319-04600-6ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85006817844ISBN: 978-3-319-04599-3OAI: diva2:912292
Available from: 2016-03-16 Created: 2016-03-16 Last updated: 2017-01-13Bibliographically approved

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