Social Network and Healthy Ageing among Elderly in Helping Hearts Old Age Home, Coimbatore
Sangeetha Antony1, B. Nalina2

1Sangeetha Antony, Part Time Scholar, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.

2Dr. B. Nalina, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.

Manuscript received on 08 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 26 December 2019 | PP: 571-576 | Volume-8 Issue-12S October 2019 | Retrieval Number: L114110812S19/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L1141.10812S19

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Abstract: In the current times, the research cites that elderly definitely need social networks to aid in their mental and physical well being. The previous researches have indicated family-focused, friend-focused, and restricted types as the types of social networks available. Social network include social interaction and social communication. It is the need of the hour to study about the social network of the elderly population because many of them are left with nobody and loneliness is one of the important factor not to mention about desertion by their loved ones since they are no longer productive individuals. The heterogeneity of social networks is pathway to successful and healthy ageing. Healthy ageing is about using opportunities so that they can have social participation and lead a good quality of life. Elderly need not be burdensome individuals in the society instead they can be involved in lot of activities which contribute to them ageing gracefully. The research studies state that rural elderly have more chances of social participation that they find more meaning in life which is a contributing factor for healthy ageing. The present study aims to find out the relationship between social network and healthy ageing.

Keywords: Elderly, Ageing, Social Network, Healthy Ageing.
Scope of the Article: Social Networks