Absent bodies and invisible lives
6. Social capital
Although many older adults do not participate in organized forms of education and learning, many of them are involved in other non-educational organizations in the community and this is mostly because of social motives.
Voluntary firefighters from Zadobrova:
Image: VFA Zadobrova
They notice positive influence of membership and informal learning in these associations such as better quality of life and well-being of members and the local community as a whole. This is the way for older men to stay connected, needed and useful, to regularly meet other generations and members of their local community.