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Counteracting the negative aspects of ageing through promotion of physical activities on the example of the Nysa Daily Care Centre

Marzena Dobruk ()
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Marzena Dobruk: University of Applied Sciences in Nysa, Poland

Zeszyty Naukowe Małopolskiej Wyższej Szkoły Ekonomicznej w Tarnowie / The Malopolska School of Economics in Tarnow Research Papers Collection, 2020, vol. 48, issue 4, 59-73

Abstract: The article deals with the growing problem of an ageing society as well as the role of the state in prophylaxis and prevention of negative effects of this process primarily by promoting physical activity among the elderly. The aim of the study is to show how public institutions carry out preventive activities in this area. The starting point is to present this issue on a global, European and Polish scale. Then on a selected example, methods and means that are used by local institutions were shown. The important thing here is a multi-faceted approach, which includes a range of measures to improve the condition and well-being of older people in all spheres of life, with particular emphasis on physical activity. The object of the analysis was the Nysa Daily Care Centre and its activities in the years 2016–2019. As a result of data analysis, it was observed that the implementation of tasks by the examined institution is an appropriate example of organization, functioning and use of financial resources to activate older people. At the same time, it undertakes activities aimed at increasing the value of the income obtained by conducting additional activities to meet the needs of the elderly and lonely people. This can be considered as model of good practice in this area, which is worth promoting and implementing on a larger scale.

Keywords: ageing process; physical activity of the elderly; preventive activities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I32 J14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.25944/znmwse.2020.04.5973

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