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2017 | 2 (14) /2017 Oczekiwana starość | 11-17

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The paper is an introduction to the subsequent texts published herein. It presents reflections on the ways different generations perceive old age as good, expected stage of life. Expectations of the oldest generation regarding the vision of good ageing are compared to the ones shared by other generations, and differences were identified. These reflections were confronted with the most important ageing theories: theory of active ageing and theory of exclusion (withdrawal). The author pays particular attention to discrepancies between systemic activities aimed at supporting development in old age and actual needs of the oldest generation. He points out to individualism and subjective vision of one’s old age as a reference point for defining good ageing and creating the expected old age.


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