Establishing and maintaining social connectivity: An understanding of the lived experiences of older adults residing in regional and rural communities

Laurie Buys, Lorelle Burton, Anthony HOGAN, Bruce Wilson, Michael Cuthill, doug baker

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    Objective: To better understand how to plan for an ageing demographic that resides in ever-changing com- munity typologies. Design: Semi-structured in-depth interviews. Setting: Community settings in rural and regional towns in Queensland. Participants: Twenty-two people aged over 65 years living in regional and rural Australia. Interventions: Qualitative study of social connectedness. Main outcome measure(s): Thematic qualitative analysis. Results: Formal and informal social contact, through family, friends and social groups, was found to be important to the everyday lives of the participants. Conclusions: Social connections for older adults are important in maintaining independence and community engagement.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)291-294
    Number of pages4
    JournalThe Australian journal of rural health
    Volume23
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Buys, Laurie ; Burton, Lorelle ; HOGAN, Anthony ; Wilson, Bruce ; Cuthill, Michael ; baker, doug. / Establishing and maintaining social connectivity: An understanding of the lived experiences of older adults residing in regional and rural communities. In: The Australian journal of rural health. 2015 ; Vol. 23, No. 5. pp. 291-294.
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