Ageing times. Understanding generational changes in elderly’s use of time and space with implications for health and wellbeing
Retirement is a key life transition during which people restructure daily activities important for health and wellbeing. Leaving labor market means less time spent on paid work, and more time released for other activities. Yet little is known about this transformation among new generations of older people. The prime aim of the Ageing Times study is to understand ongoing changes in elderly people’s use of time and space. We focus activities relevant for wellbeing and health such as social support and care; social interaction; physical activities and exercise; sedentary behavior; active and passive transport; computer use; sleeping and rest. A basic assumption is that emerging cohorts of elderly show different patterns and priorities compared to previous.