Meet a Social Scientist: Dr. Christopher Coutts from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Tag: social capital
Neighborhood Groups of Older People Help Build Inclusive Community
A program that started in 2015 in two rural areas in Kerala, southern India, is attempting to build community from the ground up that is inclusive of older people. The so-called Elderly Inclusion Program sees older people as persons who can contribute to the society and economy in countless ways, and not merely as a dependent group in need of services. It promotes community-building as well as the provision of valuable services and benefits.