Title

Aging in Rural Oregon: A Case Study of Tiller, Oregon

Date

5-26-2016 8:45 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 9:00 AM

Location

HSS 235

Department

Sociology

Session Chair

Dean Braa

Session Title

Research and Praxis in Sociology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dean Braa

Abstract

Experiences of aging in Tiller, Oregon are impacted by economic Experiences of aging in Tiller, Ore. are impacted by economic issues with the declining timber industry. Historical and oral data was obtained through interviews of eight women and five men with a mean age of 63, and through archival research. Preliminary findings suggest independence and autonomy are important aspects in their identification with the rural area. Social networks, community ties, autonomy, identity are suggested as characteristics respondents identify as important for coping with aging in the community. The knowledge gained regarding aging in a rural community will provide insight in how to help rural communities in dealing with their aging populations.issues with the declining timber industry. Historical and oral data was obtained through interviews of eight women and five men with a mean age of 63, and through archival research. Preliminary findings suggest independence and autonomy are important aspects in their identification with the rural area. Social networks, community ties, autonomy, identity are suggested as characteristics respondents identify as important for coping with aging in the community. The knowledge gained regarding aging in a rural community will provide insight in how to help rural communities in dealing with their aging populations.

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May 26th, 8:45 AM May 26th, 9:00 AM

Aging in Rural Oregon: A Case Study of Tiller, Oregon

HSS 235

Experiences of aging in Tiller, Oregon are impacted by economic Experiences of aging in Tiller, Ore. are impacted by economic issues with the declining timber industry. Historical and oral data was obtained through interviews of eight women and five men with a mean age of 63, and through archival research. Preliminary findings suggest independence and autonomy are important aspects in their identification with the rural area. Social networks, community ties, autonomy, identity are suggested as characteristics respondents identify as important for coping with aging in the community. The knowledge gained regarding aging in a rural community will provide insight in how to help rural communities in dealing with their aging populations.issues with the declining timber industry. Historical and oral data was obtained through interviews of eight women and five men with a mean age of 63, and through archival research. Preliminary findings suggest independence and autonomy are important aspects in their identification with the rural area. Social networks, community ties, autonomy, identity are suggested as characteristics respondents identify as important for coping with aging in the community. The knowledge gained regarding aging in a rural community will provide insight in how to help rural communities in dealing with their aging populations.