Journey towards active lifestyle and successful ageing among pensioners in Ibadan Metropolis
The study examined the journey towards lifestyle and successful ageing among pensioners. Successful ageing is largely determined by individual lifestyle choices. The population was selected from the local government in Ibadan Metropolis.296 pensioners were selected for the study. In order to test the hypothesis for the study, a descriptive survey research design was adopted. A research instrument tagged ‘Active Lifestyle and Successful Ageing among Pensioners’ (ALASAAP) was the main instrument used for the research. Data was analysed using Pearson product correlation moment and multiple regression. The results of the study revealed active lifestyle as a strong positive relationship with successful ageing among pensioners in Ibadan metropolis with beta which was (B=0.876 (87.6%), 0.012), next was graceful ageing, where beta was (B=0.481 (48.1%), 0.030). The result also revealed that there was a significant effect of active lifestyle on pensioners (r=0.482, df= 295, p< 0.05), and a significant effect of graceful ageing on pensioners (r=0.277, df=295, p< 0.05). Based on the findings, it was recommended that, parents should be constantly educated on the importance of active lifestyle and its effect on successful ageing which can still be achieved despite the socio economic situation. The government should ensure that pensioners entitlements are given them as and at when due, since socio economic status of an individual has a great role to play in ageing gracefully. Non-governmental organisations and social workers should also complement the government by sensitising the public on the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle to ensure successful ageing.
Keywords: active lifestyle, ageing, pensioners, Ibadan