Older adult education in Lithuanian ageing society

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Abstract

The article analyzes the phenomenon of the demographic ageing of the population and educational opportunities for older adults in Lithuania. Ageing population is a natural outcome of demographic evolution of society. However, a growing number of older people in Lithuania as well as in other European countries requires continuous revision of societal resources in social security, economics, education, health care areas and their adjustment to the new demands. Though current discussion in Lithuania highlights the inclusion of older adults into active social life through educational activities, the studies in diverse areas show that a small number of older people take part in lifelong learning. For this reason and in the attempt to make older people feel satisfaction with life it is necessary to encourage their activity, to promote their social roles, to give them opportunities to take up voluntary tasks, educational and cultural functions and study new subjects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSHS web of conferences
Subtitle of host publication5th International interdisciplinary scientific conference „Society. Health. Welfare“ : November 26–28, 2014, Rīga Stradiņš University.
PublisherEPD Sciences
Pages1-9
Volume30
ISBN (Print)9782759890071
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Older persons
  • Aging
  • Society
  • Lifelong learning
  • Lithuania

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Žemaitaitytė, I. (2016). Older adult education in Lithuanian ageing society. In SHS web of conferences : 5th International interdisciplinary scientific conference „Society. Health. Welfare“ : November 26–28, 2014, Rīga Stradiņš University. (Vol. 30, pp. 1-9). EPD Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/shsconf/20163000023