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Rural Communities in CESW Africa and Latin America: Contexts for Well-being of Older Adults

Nereide A. Curreri Orcid Logo, Andrew Banda Orcid Logo, Jose F. Parodi Orcid Logo, Jaco Hoffman Orcid Logo, Norah Keating Orcid Logo

Journal of Population Ageing, Volume: 15, Issue: 4, Pages: 1017 - 1034

Swansea University Author: Norah Keating Orcid Logo

  • Accepted Manuscript under embargo until: 6th December 2023

Abstract

The UN Decade of Healthy Ageing urges communities to create environments thatsupport older adults. Yet rural communities may be overlooked and have limitedcapacity to be supportive. A scoping review was undertaken to determine the state ofknowledge of elements of rural communities influencing well-b...

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Published in: Journal of Population Ageing
ISSN: 1874-7884 1874-7876
Published: Springer Science and Business Media LLC 2022
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa61782
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Abstract: The UN Decade of Healthy Ageing urges communities to create environments thatsupport older adults. Yet rural communities may be overlooked and have limitedcapacity to be supportive. A scoping review was undertaken to determine the state ofknowledge of elements of rural communities influencing well-being of older adults inCESW Africa and Latin America. Thematic analysis highlighted three communitydomains: local environments, community relationships and cultural identity. Findingshighlight communities’ limited control over external services, infrastructure and formalpartnerships that influence well-being of older people. Community capacity to supportolder persons must be evaluated in light of these constraints.
Keywords: Rural communities, remote communities, older adults, well-being, Latin America, CESW Africa
College: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Funders: We thank our research assistant Araceli Cruz for her contribution in the Latin American searches. We would also like to thank the Global Social Issues in Ageing group of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics for funding this research.
Issue: 4
Start Page: 1017
End Page: 1034