Perception on Aging Gracefully from the Perspective of the Elderly in Selangor, Malaysia

  • Eva Ee Wah Kong Open University Malaysia, Menara OUM, Block C, Kompleks Kelana Centre Point, Jalan SS7/19, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Juliana Rosmidah Jaafar Centre for Foundation and General Studies, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL), Unipark Suria, Jalan Ikram-Uniten, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Abstract

Malaysia is currently an ageing population, the attention for the geriatric group should be prioritized in tandem with the philography of a loving society. This study aims to explore the perception of Ageing Gracefully from the perspective of elderly in Selangor. A qualitative method and a semi structural interview are implemented for data collection. The following Aging Gracefully construct were explored includes the perspective of i) Financial Independency, ii) Quality in Health and Healthcare Support and iii) Meaningful Social Networks. Hence, the ageing gracefully goal is achieved when these basic fundamental needs is met. Thus, the relevant bodies must ready itself with appropriate policies, allocate resources and programmes to accommodate the needs of the aging population in the future. For instance, financial managing programme for pre-retirement. For future studies involving the geriatric population, investigating the aging process of elderly individuals residing in rural areas could provide a unique perspective on their journey through aging.

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Published
2024-06-01
How to Cite
KONG, Eva Ee Wah; JAAFAR, Juliana Rosmidah. Perception on Aging Gracefully from the Perspective of the Elderly in Selangor, Malaysia. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 356-369, june 2024. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ajress/article/view/26248>. Date accessed: 26 july 2024.
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