Background: It is a matter of the fact that the ageing population is in serious need of public and private
attention for their wellbeing in their everyday lives. Medical advancements able them to live longer, or medical science
has enhanced the longevity of life, but it has led to certain socio-cultural implications which remain unaddressed. The
present study focused on describing the prevalence of familial support for older persons of Sohan village, Islamabad.
Methodology: A sample of 97 older persons having age 60 years and above were interviewed. Results: 73% OPs getting
familial support: with 27.8% "strong support", 26.8% "moderate support" and 18.6% "low support". A significant
relationship exists between age and familial support. The health profile of OPs compared with familial support shows
most OPs with disease profiles attaining their family support. Conclusion: familial support will be increased for OPs with
every passing year, or you may say with the high prevalence of familial support, chances to live longer can be increased.
1-Aftab Ahmed PhD Scholar, Department of Sociology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2-Sarfraz Khan Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Ageing, Ageing and Wellbeing, Older Persons, Familial Support, Familial Care, Health and Ageing