The Meaning of Social Participation for Daily Mobility in Later Life: an Ethnographic Case Study of a Senior Project in a Swedish Urban NeighbourhoodReport as inadecuate




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Ageing International

pp 1–18

First Online: 05 June 2017DOI: 10.1007-s12126-017-9296-4

Cite this article as: Stjernborg, V. Ageing Int 2017. doi:10.1007-s12126-017-9296-4

Abstract

This paper presents an ethnographic case study that aims to understand the meaning of social participation in a neighbourhood for daily mobility in later life. In the study, the mobility of the participants of a senior-citizen project was monitored over 18 months. The project was founded as a result of a municipal district’s targeting of social sustainability. The results show that social participation had positive effects on the daily mobility of the participants. The implementation of broad-minded thinking from the municipality and the cooperation of various municipal actors were shown to be essential for the positive outcome of this project.

KeywordsPlace Context Older people Wellbeing 



Author: Vanessa Stjernborg

Source: https://link.springer.com/



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