Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research

Active Aging: A Global Goal


Publishing date
21 Sep 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 May 2012

1Department of Psychobiology and Health, Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

2The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

3National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France

4Department of Sociological Studies, The University of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK


Active Aging: A Global Goal

Description

Active aging is an umbrella concept embracing a semantic space in which healthy, successful, optimal, or productive aging is strongly related. All these terms are considered as multidisciplinary, multidimensional, and multilevel concepts, and all of them are referring to a positive way of aging or “aging well,” opening a new paradigm in gerontology, based on the compression of morbidity and mortality, the diversity of the ways of aging, and the plasticity of human nature.

Although during the last thirty years cross-sectional, longitudinal, and interventional studies on “aging well” have been published, active aging has been defined for the first time by the WHO in the booklet Active aging. A policy framework, in 2002, and adopted by the United Nation Madrid II International Plan of Action on Aging. Moreover, active aging inspired several national, regional, and international actions, for example, the United Nation Year of Older Persons (1999) and the European Year of Active Aging (2012). In sum, active aging can be considered as a global goal.In spite of the fact that there is a theoretical corpus of knowledge, strong empirical research, and social plans and policies for promoting active aging, more debates and discussions are required in order to make a new step forward on this field.

We invite investigators to contribute with original research articles, including reanalysis of published research, as well as review articles trying to answer these and other relevant questions. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Are active, healthy, successful, and productive aging equivalent (synonymous) or are they referring to different concepts?
  • Would different empirical definitions of active aging depending on age (young old versus oldest old), culture, and so forth be required? Or is it possible to arrive to an operational consensus?
  • Which will be the best proposed operational definition of active aging with strong empirical support?
  • Which are the best predictors/determinants of active aging from a bio-psycho-social perspective? Which are the best intervention/strategies that could promote active aging?

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cggr/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 298012
  • - Editorial

Active Aging: A Global Goal

Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros | Jean Marie Robine | ... | Alex Kalache
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 817813
  • - Review Article

Active Aging Promotion: Results from the Vital Aging Program

Mariagiovanna Caprara | María Ángeles Molina | ... | Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 261819
  • - Research Article

Active Ageing in CIS Countries: Semantics, Challenges, and Responses

Alexandre Sidorenko | Asghar Zaidi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 257186
  • - Research Article

Mobility and Active Ageing in Suburban Environments: Findings from In-Depth Interviews and Person-Based GPS Tracking

Elisabeth Zeitler | Laurie Buys | ... | Evonne Miller
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 873937
  • - Review Article

The Right to Move: A Multidisciplinary Lifespan Conceptual Framework

Toni C. Antonucci | James A. Ashton-Miller | ... | Noah J. Webster
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 382972
  • - Research Article

Active Ageing: An Empirical Approach to the WHO Model

Constança Paúl | Oscar Ribeiro | Laetitia Teixeira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 420637
  • - Research Article

The Theory and Practice of Active Aging

James F. Fries
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 460249
  • - Research Article

Prevalence of Successful Aging in the Elderly in Western Mexico

Elva Dolores Arias-Merino | Neyda Ma. Mendoza-Ruvalcaba | ... | Carlos Vazquez Arias
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 701583
  • - Research Article

Social Determinants of Active Aging: Differences in Mortality and the Loss of Healthy Life between Different Income Levels among Older Japanese in the AGES Cohort Study

Hiroshi Hirai | Katsunori Kondo | Ichiro Kawachi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 818564
  • - Review Article

On the Dynamics of Active Aging

Johannes J. F. Schroots
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