This Policy Brief examines the influence of gender, and gendered life course experiences, on exclusion from social relations in later life, and the implications for policy.
ICSG (2023). Exclusion from social relations for older men and women: influence of gender across the life course. Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, Policy Brief, University of Galway, Ireland.
The model lessons presented here introduce students to the issue of loneliness in old age, the role of social relationships in society and the risk factors that can lead to loneliness (not only) in old age.
The lessons aim to integrate the latest scientific findings in the field of social gerontology into the school curriculum, thus creating space to promote potential early intervention to address feelings of loneliness and to activate intergenerational dialogue and empathy.
Introduction – Information for Teachers
Lecture A: Aloneness and loneliness at various stages of life
Lecture B: What Is Aloneness and Loneliness and How Can We Actively Listen to Others
Lecture C: Loneliness and Ageism at Various Stages of Life