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VOLUME 5, NUMBER 1-2, 2002

Methodology of work in intergenerational groups for quality ageing
Jože Ramovš

The article systematically describes the cognitions on methodology of work in intergenerational groups for quality ageing. Starting point of the article is the purpose and goals of these groups. This is followed by the review of methodology for their foundation, leadership and for the selection of activities, development of a group, measures for preparation of the group meeting, quality assessment and permanent learning of a group leader through work and experiences within the group.

Key words: group, group work, methodology of group work, connectedness between generations

Analysis of thesises of leaders of intergenerational groups for quality ageing

In this article the findings of author's research study on activities in the intergenerational groups for quality ageing are presented. The author analyzed 84 thesis’s written by volunteers that were participating at the training for leaders of intergenerational groups in Maribor, Domžale, Trbovlje, Novo mesto, Cerknica and Grosuplje.

Key words: intergenerational groups for quality ageing, group activities, voluntariness, subject of conversation

Types of elder abuse

The author speaks about the most frequent forms of elder abuse. Abused elderly people are frequently those with physical disabilities and chronical mental disorder. This article describes different forms of abuse as well as the basic features of abused old people and abusers. The author emphasizes that those who are working with elderly people must take into account psychological characteristics and needs of older persons.

Key words: abuse, old people, types of diseases of elderly, characteristics of abusers

Unveiling the elder abuse

Interest in elder abuse and recognition of it as a social problem in need of attention has developed in many countries in the recent years. However, this kind of abuse is still largely hidden. The global statistics are sorely lacking, therefore experts, practicians, researchers are only guessing about the extent of elder abuse, but they all believe that the existing data and reported cases represent only the tip of the iceberg. The abuses are happening in many environments, but the most concerning are those that are perpetrated behind closed doors, in residential or in domestic settings. The author presents the results of the existing surveys and some of the characteristics of abusers and of abused elderly people.

Key-words: old people, elder abuse, institutional abuse, domestic elder abuse

The elder abuse

The author defines elder abuse and estimates the incidence of elder abuse in Slovenia. His estimations are calling for a fast reaction on this problem. The bases for his estimations are his working experiences. He is working as a counsellor on the s.o.s. telephone named Zaupni telefon Samarijan.

History of the art - the course at the University of the third period of life
Sandi Sitar



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