Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Honoring Our Elders, Caring For Children

The full text article is not available for purchase.

The publisher only permits individual articles to be downloaded by subscribers.

Elders play a critically important role in most traditional communities. They are wise ones, the mediators of conflict, the healers, the teachers, the spiritual leaders. Yet now, in the 21st century, they are relegated to the sidelines, discredited "senior citizens," a term which devalues the idea of an elder. The facilities and programs created for them focus on keeping them entertained rather than keeping them engaged. Modern society has created leisure time for elders, with social security, pensions and retirement programs which give them the potential to make enormous contributions to our communities. Unfortunately, deteriorating health, isolation and the culture of youth, with its inherent disparagement of older people, robs society of the values that elders offer.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2011

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more