Introduction. This study analyses the support of multidimensional and innovative social farming to active aging, as a tool to prevent chronicity and dependency, especially if accompanied by an accurate assessment of its effects. Methods. The analysis of the selected databases Medline, Pubmed, Web of Science and Bibliosan allowed to identify 10 documents, which were examined to highlight the impact of social farming on active aging. Results. Social farming is a socially responsible and sustainable tool of regenerative welfare, which can improve quality of life in older age by fostering social productivity and integration in this life stage. Discussion. The added value of social farming in terms of active aging derives from the virtuous circle of longevity it creates. However, in order to allow and identify it, a multidimensional approach and assessment method has to be applied.
|Translated title of the contribution||The added value of social agriculture in terms of active aging: A literature review|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Giornale di Gerontologia|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology