Prof. Dr. Vaiva Zuzeviciute and Monika Miliusiene
In a constantly and rapidly changing world, everyone has to learn. We no longer have a privilege to learn when we have spare time, or when we feel learning is a useful way to spend our leisure time. Learning is a way to cope with tension caused by changes in one's professional life, social life, and even personal life. Social exclusion is a leading cause of conflict an insecurity in many parts of the world. It marginalizes community, encourages alienation and disrespect people with different socio-economic status or from other nations. Nowadays age becomes another factor which influenced the discrimination of older adults. Nobody knows what factor will influence our exclusion in the future, so nobody is safe from social exclusion.
n order to provide older adults with meaningful and productive services, it is of crucial importance to constantly monitor at least two dimensions: (objective) changes in labour market, and (subjective) changes in older person's life aspirations, which are conditioned by health status, educational and professional background and other vairables.It is very important to attract the seniors to education, to raise their self-esteem, to equip them with the skills that they need in order to cope with change and inspire them to be the active members of today's ever changing society.