คุณคาของผูสูงอายุในวิถีชีวิตชุมชนชน The Value of Elderly in Rural Community
Keywords:valuable elderly, lifestyle, community
AbstractAn ethnographic study as part of the research on “Community Care System for the Aged” was aimed at studyingthe value of the elderly in the rural community livelihoods under the context of Isan culture and society. The study was conducted in one rural community, Khon Kaen province. Data was collected between February 2010 to April 2011 by participation observation, interviews with 23 people, and group discussions of 46 people from 69 informants: 48 elderly people, 7 elderly care givers in families, and 14 elderly care giver volunteers. Data were analyzed by content analysis. The study results showed the characteristics of elderly’ s value from participating in family and community activities in (4) ways of lives such as living of the elderly, their families, their relatives, and their community that were applied to the design of aged care related to holding particularly psychological and social health promotion activities.
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