Social responses to the elderly, including nursing homes, have been primarily oriented to geriatric care to residents, sometimes overshadowing other needs and interests of a complete emotional and spiritual existence. How should Socialcultural intervention be positioned either in the institutional context by giving immediate response to residents, either (re)creating elderly homes as pedagogic institutions in the sociogeographic context? To think about aging is not only for experts or for those who are closer to being old – far from it, should be increasingly a matter of everyday life, discussed in schools, in public transports, at lunch hour with one’s children... As aging is what happens to us every day and being old is as natural as being young or adult, the concerns should not be greater than the joys, and learning with the elderly in our lives should give us as many surprises as the children in our lives reserve us.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Cadernos de Pedagogia Social|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|