Older People, Sense of Coherence and Community

Maria Koelen, Monica Eriksson, Mima Cattan

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Salutogenesis
EditorsMaurice Mittelmark, Shifra Sagy, Monica Eriksson, Georg Bauer, Jürgen Pelikan, Bengt Lindström, Geir Arild Espnes
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-04599-3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2016


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