Researching with older people: An experience in participative mapping and world café techniques

Dayse da Silva Albuquerque, Natália de David Klavdianos, Fernanda de Moraes Goulart, Isolda de Araújo Günther, Adriana Araújo Portella, Ryan Woolrych

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The multidimensionality of the aging process involves changes in different capacities. The age-friendly cities strategy addressed the need for adaptations in urban spaces that meets the demands of older people’s well-being. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore how Participative Mapping and World Café techniques could assist in identifying challenges to the delivery of services and resources to create communities that promote active aging, from the perspectives of older people and stakeholders. The techniques generated co-constructed discussion and shared understandings about the barriers resi-dents face in negotiating and accessing services. Demands associated with the precariousness of local infrastructure, the absence of leisure activities, and a generalized feeling of insecurity in their neighborhoods were recurring themes. The demands led to the conclusion that for healthy aging, the interrelation of objective and subjective factors that take into account the multidimensionality of old age will enable the active participation.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere38848
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2022


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