The Role of Family in Bringing the Elderly’s Well-Being into Reality in Rural Areas of Central Java, Indonesia

Argyo Demartoto


In Indonesia, social welfare is generally defined as only well-being. In Javanese perspective, well-being is not only an economic phenomenon but also a social cultural one in which the social interaction values running determining more the attempt of achieving the well-being. Family played an important part in bringing the elderly well-being into reality according to the social-cultural values developing within the society. Several aspects were related to the role of family in bringing the elderly well-being into reality: family economic income, family dependents, interaction and communication process, elderly existence and potential. The attempts of family in bringing the elderly well-being into reality included providing physical facilities, health care, social-emotional support, and recreational activity for the elderly.

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