Art and Design, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Sep  2021, Pages 32-43; DOI:

Research on the Social Integration of the Elderly in the Mining Area Based on Innovative Learning Communities

Art and Design, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Sep  2021, Pages 32-43.


Shipeng Zhang 1* , Zhiqiang Guo 1

1 School of Art and Design, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, Baotou, China

Received: 31 May 2021; Accepted: 15 June 2021; Published: 9 July 2021

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Under the background of population aging, Datong City, Shanxi Province, as a typical industrial and mining city, the elderly in the mining area is a group with significant characteristics. Due to professional characteristics, the degree of education is low, many old people are troubled by disease, and they face problems including social integration, lack of interpersonal interaction, increased loneliness, and social isolation. In response to the social integration of the elderly in the mining area, build a service design through the learning community, aimed at stimulating the elderly social participation in motivation, providing social participation pathways. On the basis of system building and demand analysis, designers have proposed strategies from the supply side of the system, the older perspective, social support, etc., hoping to improve the social participation of the elderly in the mining area, increase their social participation, and promote them Social integration.


Mining Area, Elderly, Learning Community, Design, Participation


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