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Ambassadors in Hafnarfjörður

Ambassadors in Hafnarfjörður. Kolbrún Oddbergsdóttir og Sjöfn Guðmundsdóttir from Social services in Hafnarfjörður. Families at the turn of century Sigrún Júlíusdóttir 2001. 1940 Grandparents look old, Often ill and tired 5-10 children A lot of work and toil to feed them all. 2000

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Ambassadors in Hafnarfjörður

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  1. Ambassadors in Hafnarfjörður Kolbrún Oddbergsdóttir og Sjöfn Guðmundsdóttir from Social services in Hafnarfjörður

  2. Families at the turn of century Sigrún Júlíusdóttir 2001 • 1940 • Grandparents look old, • Often ill and tired • 5-10 children • A lot of work and toil to feed them all • 2000 • Grandparents look young, they are vigorous, full of life and participants in society þrótti • Not retired • Taking courses

  3. Families at the turn of the century p.165-181Sigrún Júlíusdóttir (2001) Grandmothers role in the past was: • Much work • Few comforts • Small houses • Simpler life • Clarified powers Grandmothers role today is: • Often at work • A lot of appliances • Large houses • Complicated life, many roles • Unclarified power

  4. Families at the turn of the century p.165-181Sigrún Júlíusdóttir (2001) • Grandparents bear the burdens(p. 167) • Middleage, still working • Babysitting evenings and week ends • Assisting the children getting started in life • Taking care of ageing parents • Sandwich generation

  5. Families at the turn of the century p.165-181Sigrún Júlíusdóttir (2001) • Two sets of the elderly Grandparents • Young, senior citizens(still healthy, still working having a full social life) Great grandparents - Older, senior citizens (retired, getting weak and in need of more and more service)

  6. Families at the turn of the century p.165-181Sigrún Júlíusdóttir (2001) • ,,The healthy man and the frail woman” p.179 • What happens when one partner is weak? • Cannot participate... • Hurt and disagreement...... Who is the recipient of service, both or one of the pair....

  7. Discussions • Interested in getting to know the elderly ? • What do we gain? • How much is it worth? • What happens when our parents get old? • What happens when we get old?

  8. Discussions • What kind of society do we want when we are old ? • Home/housing ........ • Environment/access....... • Communication with others ie children, grandchildren, friends • Transport/car (when we cannot drive ourselves) • Service.....

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