This May, the MATURE team will participate in the 24th Nordic Gerontology Conference, which is to be held in Oslo, Norway. Members of the research team are giving a total of 5 presentations and 1 keynote talk at the conference.
Senior Researcher at VIVE – the Danish Center for Social Science Research, Anu Siren is chairing a symposium about childlessness in late life. With three presentations by members of the research team, the symposium deals with the differences in ageing between those who have children and those who do not. The symposium includes presentation about childlessness in relationship to social networks and loneliness, care arrangements in association to family form and lastly a presentation about differences in expressions of generativity.
Anu will also give a presentation about housing preferences among older adults. The presentation looks at the development over time in terms of moving house in late life and the possibilities of moving into age-friendly, non-institutionalized housing at an earlier stage of later life.
Anna Amilon, also a Senior Researcher at VIVE is presenting results of a paper based on an ethnographic study, interviews and document analysis and deals with the potential gains of welfare technology in residential care on both residents and care professionals.
Last, but definitely not least, Professor at The University of Southern Denmark Karen Andersen-Randberg is giving a keynote speech with the title: Trends in Mortality, morbidity and disability in the light of ageing populations. Can e-health relieve the challenges?
We are looking forward to a great conference and an opportunity to share our research with other researchers from Scandinavia and be inspired by work done by other researchers in the field of gerontology.