Although many of the articles are seemingly written with the best of intentions there is a risk that they further contribute to the portrayal of loneliness as a dangerous and/or inevitable part of later life.
The potential to make common cause between groups who are otherwise divided, and amongst whom are individuals dealing alone with challenges that seem to require collective responses.
Curling’s new style risks devaluing the alternative masculine styles, often embodied by those in later life; something that curling previously celebrated.
The dominant model of successful aging is centered on three main criteria which include: a low probability of disease and disability, high physical and cognitive functional capacity, and active engagement with life (Rowe & Kahn, 1987). Over time, this concept has gained traction as a leading focus for research, policy, and practice.