Abstract The role of adult children in the care of their elderly parents. Comparison of care consciousness of university students towards their elderly parents in Sri Lanka and Japan. W.M. Dhanapala and Koichi Yaguchi This research study is concerned with the role of young people in the care of their parents as was evident from a comparative research study conducted in Japan and Sri Lanka with reference to university students. A research problem was articulated to explore young peoples’ image of elderly people and care consciousness towards elderly parents. Those two areas were addressed under some variables such as living with parents, provision of economic support, taking care of daily life, seeking social support and attitudes etc. and perception of elderly people. A sample of 1064 students from 5 Japanese universities and 600 from 4 Sri Lankan universities was selected randomly and data were gathered by means of a questionnaire. Findings show some common aspects of care consciousness with different levels of it that the students of both countries had towards parents. Those differences reflect the perceptions constructed by the highly industrialized society in Japan and that of traditional in Sri Lanka. Whereas Japanese students’ care consciousness and image of elderly people represents the type of family relations that the industrialized and urbanized society is capable of facilitating, the Sri Lankan students’ care consciousness and image indicate the type of family relations required by the traditional social system still existing in the country. Accordingly, it is concluded that the role of taking care of elderly parents depends on the care consciousness towards parents and image of elderly people that varies in response to the changing social systems. Key words：Care consciousness, image of elderly people, and role of taking care of parents
The 10th Annual Seminar of the 21CJSSG One-day Seminar: Healthy Sports and Elderly Care in Japan Chair Organization: 21st century Japan study seminar for gerontology (http://21jpss.blogspot.jp) The members of the chair group are all academic volunteers for broadening social knowledges and the understandings about the aged in the super-aged society of Japan.
The participants will attend this seminar free of charge, excluding meals. Please e-mail us before the mid. of June of this year if you would like to participate in this annual seminar. (Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com) **If you are planning to attend this seminar,please use the following sheet and send it by e-mail herewith(see the appendix) before 18th July, 2016.
Appedix: 〇 Participation sheet for the 10th Annual Seminar of the 21CJSSG 〇 1.Name： 2.Affiliation： 3.Nationality： 4.Social party 17:00-19:00 (optional)： “Yes” or ” No” Time and Place: The first floor of No. 9 Building, RoomB-14 on Shinagawa Campus, Rissho University (http://www.ris.ac.jp/en/access/index.html). Date： 23 July, 2016 Time schedule： 9:30-10:00 Registration: Free of charge First program: Symposium 1, 10:05 -12:35 Chairperson: Mr.Masabumi Tokoro ( Professor of Rissho University) The present conditions and further problems of the elderly care in Japan
Theme: International comparisons about the changes in measures concerning the care systems for aged people Presenter:Mr. Koichi Yaguchi,Ph.D. (Prof.Tokai University)
Theme:Present conditions of the care for the institutionalized aged and further problems in Japan—Concerning the insufficient number of elderly homes and the vocational stress of care providers Presenter: Ms.KyokoNobukawa,MSW.(Lecturer of Japan Welfare Education College )
Theme:Community-based measures for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease Presenter:Mr.KeisukeSakai,MSW. (Assist.Prof.of Hokusei Gakuen University)
Theme: The roles of adult children in the care of their elderly parents; Comparisons of care consciousness of young students toward their elderly parents between Sri Lanka and Japan Presenter: Mr.Dhanapala,W.M.,Ph.D.(Senior Lecturer in Department of Sociology and Anthropology,University of Sri Jayewardenapura in Sri Lanka)
Tea break Lunch time: 12:35-13:25
Second program: Symposium 2, 13:40- 16:10 The present conditions and further problems of healthy sports for middle-aged and aged people in Japan Chairperson: Mr.Masao Kittsukawa( Professor Emeritus of Tokai University)
1.Theme: The present conditions and further problems concerning the prevalence of healthy sports for middle-aged and aged people in Japan Presenter:Mr.ToshioItaka,(Ph.D. course of sports sciences at Juntendou University)
Introduction and practices for the tools of physical exercise for care preventions Presenter: Highclass Co.Ltd
Introduction and practices forthe functional fitness test for elderly people, related to physical ADL Presenter: Tokai University Health Club and their volunteers
Tea break Closing ceremony: 16:20-16:50 Comments about the seminar by the chair organizers: Prof.M.Tokoro(RisshoUniversity,Ph.D.) Prof.K.Yaguchi(Tokai University,Ph.D.)
Social party (Meals and Drinks) 17:00-19:00 (optional) Attendance fee： 3,000 yen per person； 1,000 yen per student (at the campus restaurant) We are looking forward to welcoming you to the social party. Sincerely yours, Organization：21st century Japan study seminar for gerontology Chair organizers（Koichi Yaguchi,Ph.D. and MasabumiTokoro,Ph.D.）