Responding to rural social care needs : Older people empowering themselves, others and their community

@article{Walsh2008RespondingTR,
  title={Responding to rural social care needs : Older people empowering themselves, others and their community},
  author={Kieran M Walsh and Eamon O'Shea},
  journal={Health & place},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          795-805
        }
}
Older adult active retirement groups encompass health promotion, social and community psychological potential. However, little is known about the internal dynamics of these groups or their contribution to individual well-being and the community. This paper examines the Third Age Foundation as an example of one such group operating in a rural area in Ireland and explores the various relationships at work internally and externally. Methodology included: structured and semi-structured interviews… CONTINUE READING
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