Rhetoric to action: a study of stakeholder perceptions of aging well in two local communities

Everingham, Jo-Anne and Lui, Chi-Wai and Bartlett, Helen and Warburton, Jeni and Cuthill, Michael (2010) Rhetoric to action: a study of stakeholder perceptions of aging well in two local communities. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53 (8). pp. 760-775. ISSN 0163-4372


This qualitative study of local perceptions of policy goals and action in relation to aging reports 31 stakeholder interviews within 2 Australian communities exploring (a) the meaning of aging well; and (b) preferred policy actions to achieve positive aging outcomes. Findings suggest that community perceptions of aging well are broadly consistent with the goals of national and international policy frameworks in focusing on 3 dimensions—health, social engagement, and security. Further, participants believe that
achievement of positive aging outcomes requires a mix of self-help, community action, and government intervention—particularly government support and encouragement for aging well initiatives.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 01:55
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2014 03:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: population aging; aging well; aging policy; lifemodeled practice; human service provision
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160508 Health Policy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160399 Demography not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4407 Policy and administration > 440706 Health policy
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4403 Demography > 440399 Demography not elsewhere classified
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520199 Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940103 Ageing and Older People
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01634372.2010.519974
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22879

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