Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care
Yazarlar: Zeina CHEMALI, Nellie SHIPPEN, Romy NEHME, Christina BORBA
Konular:Beşeri Bilimler, Ortak Disiplinler
Anahtar Kelimeler:Retirement, social support, social norms, culture, intervention, Lebanon
Özet: Retirees in Lebanon currently experience a number of socio-cultural and economic obstacles that limit their ability to experience retirement in a meaningful and productive way. The current paper draws on research and programming in Lebanon that was developed to understand and promote a healthy culture of retirement in Lebanon where the needs of retirees were explored by a joint initiative by the government and civil society. Results of two focus groups and the implementation of community enrichment pilot programs for retirees fed into the development of a framework to highlight the ways in which investments in retirees could be optimally realized at the national and municipal levels in Lebanon. Future plans for research and programming to test this model further were also generated as part of this overall project. These results provide a framework for how retirees may be further engaged in civil society and a roadmap for conceptualizing programs for retirees that need minimal large-scale government action. Key Practitioners Message This may be a beneficial model for those practitioners working in countries in middle income and post-war transitional phase governments where significant legislative commitments to retirees may be slow to enact.