Social Inclusion and Immigrant Older Adults

Hongmei Tong*, Christine A. Walsh, Nathalie Bouchard, Daniel W. L. Lai

*Corresponding author for this work

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Social inclusion is crucial to older adults as it facilitates them to stay actively; gives them a sense of belonging, purpose, and accomplishment; and enhances their quality of life. Social inclusion also offers opportunities for older adults to continue contributing to the development of society based on their needs, preferences, and abilities. Given the population of immigrants has grown globally, and immigrant older adults are often neglected in policy making, this chapter will discuss the concepts of social inclusion and social exclusion in the context of immigration and specifically for immigrant older adults based on current literature and previous studies. Policy implications and practice recommendations will be outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Social Inclusion
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Practices in Health and Social Sciences
EditorsPranee Liamputtong
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783030895945
ISBN (Print)9783030895938
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2022

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Social exclusion
  • Social inclusion
  • Immigrants
  • Older Adults
  • Migrants
  • Immigrant Older Adults
  • Social Participation
  • Civic Engagement


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