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About the Project

The baseline of the project “Old Guys Say Yes to Community” is the concern that older men have tended to be a forgotten minority in older adult learning and as a consequence, misunderstood and undeserved. The project foundations are based on several facts and findings on older adult learning: in older age we can notice gender discrimination despite the stereotypical view that men are generally privileged; older females comprise more than three-quarters of older learning populations (Formosa, 2014). Existing research studies show that there is a substantial group of educationally and socially marginalised older men, who experience solitariness and exclusion. Men, especially those who are less educated and socially deprived, are often not active in community associations and are also excluded from educational activities.