Un Men’s Shed como comunidad favorecedora del bienestar en adultos mayores

Alicia González Pérez, Manuel Rafael de Besa Gutiérrez


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DOI

https://doi.org/10.24320/redie.2017.19.4.1336

Organismos colaboradores

Unión Europea: Programa Europeo de Aprendizaje Permanente, Acción Grundtvig Learning Partnership


Resumen


Los Men’s Shed se caracterizan por ser un tipo de comunidad formada fundamentalmente por hombres de edad avanzada y en riesgo de exclusión social. Este artículo es parte de una investigación europea que se desarrolla en Faro (Portugal) y cuyo objetivo es analizar las implicaciones de los Men’s Shed en el bienestar y la salud, aprendizaje informal, socialización y sentido de pertenencia. La muestra del estudio está integrada por los 5 miembros del Club de pesca “Los amadores”, de Faro. Para recoger los datos se aplicó la técnica de entrevista narrativa; posteriormente se analizaron las entrevistas a través del programa de análisis cualitativo Atlas.ti v5. Los resultados obtenidos proporcionan evidencias claras de que este tipo de comunidades favorecen y propician el bienestar de sus integrantes, así como el sentido de pertenencia a través del desarrollo de aprendizajes informales.

Palabras clave


Aprendizaje informal, Men’s Shed, Centros comunitarios, Salud y bienestar.

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