ISSN 2409-7616

Shimanovskaya Y.V., Sarychev A.S.



UDC 377.018.48:364.02

Shimanovskaya Y.V.1 (Moscow, Russian Federation) – E-mail:, Sarychev A.S.2 (Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation) – E-mail:

1Russian State Social University

2Northern State Medical University

Abstract. Elderly people had a particularly difficult time during the coronavirus epidemic in Russia. Pensioners were at high risk, as the infection is deadly for the elderly and sick citizens. In this situation, the typical problems faced by older people on a daily basis remain unchanged: the exacerbation of diseases, the problem of loneliness and lack of demand, low material security, various psychological and medical problems associated with the exacerbation of chronic diseases. Recently, the forms and methods of working with older people are constantly undergoing changes, when older people become active participants in social life, participating in the organization of their own lives, as well as the lives of others. They participate in volunteer projects, are engaged in self-organization of their leisure time and their immediate environment. The state provides an opportunity to undergo training in various training programs in popular specialties for the possible professional longevity of older people, which also contributes to the organization of self-employment of citizens. Self-organization of elderly citizens gives a sense of self-realization, demand and, in general, satisfaction with life in the post-labor period. Self-organization is considered by specialists and experts in the social sphere as an innovative form of work with this category of citizens, aimed at activating the internal resources and potential of the elderly person’s personality.The study of regulatory and legal forms of providing social support to older people during the COVID-19 pandemic provides information on what actions the state and society are taking in relation to older people. This information can be used in planning social support measures for elderly citizens in various regions of the Russian Federation.

Keywords: elderly people, social protection, social assistance, retraining, social support, self-help, COVID-19 pandemic.


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Shimanovskaya Y.V., Sarychev A.S. Social and socio-pedagogical support older people during the COVID-19 pandemic. CITISE, 2021, no. 1, pp.346-359. DOI: