Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging

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Advocacy Organizations for Older Adults

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_209-1



Advocacy organizations for older adults refer to groups of individuals with similar political and social interests who advocate for the social and economic well-being of senior citizens. The main missions of advocacy organizations for older people are: (1) to address various challenges resulting from population aging, and (2) to improve the lives of older adults. Advocacy organizations for older adults consist of individuals with similar aims who advocate for an older individual as well as groups of older adults who are impacted by decisions or practices which affect them socially and/or economically. Quite notably, the work of advocacy organizations for older people is usually premised on the notion that older adults often lack the ability to advocate on their own behalf and this necessitates assistance from advocacy groups for...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Department of Behavioural SciencesThe University of the West IndiesSt. AugustineTrinidad and Tobago

Section editors and affiliations

  • Magdalena Klimczuk-Kochańska
    • 1
  • Andrzej Klimczuk
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of ManagementUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Independent ResearcherBialystokPoland