university of the third age; active life in the old age
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
A. Zawada, Ł. Tomczyk (red.), "Seniorzy w środowisku lokalnym : (badania empiryczne i przykłady dobrych praktyk)" (S. 144-152). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
The author presents considerations concerning social contexts of the functioning of
third age universities, illustrating them with references to an actual example of a university for the elderly. She compares two models of universities: the British and the French one, showing their specific character and justification rooted in present reality. The author describes the functions of third age universities, particularly their role in preparing society to active life in the old age, to social integration and to building a positive image of the old age. In the second part of the paper, the author presents a characteristics of the Jaworzno University of the Third Age describing its history,
activity and conditions for its functioning.