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WORK ACTIVITY AND MOBILITY OF THE ELDERLY

Theoretical background: Work activity and mobility are an important part of active aging, as they enable older people to build and maintain social networks, independence and autonomy, and maintain physical and mental health. The purpose of the study is to determine the effects of older people's work activity and mobility.

Methods: The method of work was the study of the literature, analyzing and comparing the scientific findings on the research questions. The basic instrument of data collection has been the professional and scientific literature on a selected topic in the recent period.

Results: Most studies mention the positive effects of work activity and mobility in the late years of age. The digital accessibility and rapid development of assistive technologies for the mobility of older people open new opportunities for mobility and work activity, or a longer presence of older people in the labor market.

Discussion and conclusion: Work capacity and mobility of the elderly are reduced compared to the younger ones because of aging. Sustainable labor policy, in the interest of society and the individual, encourages work activity until a late age. With digital accessibility and assistive technologies, this is feasible.

Anton Zupan
University Rehabilitation Institute RS - Soča
Slovenia

Mitja Slapar
Alma Mater Europaea – ECM
Slovenia

Zvone Balantič
Univerza v Mariboru, Fakulteta za organizacijske vede
Slovenia

 


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