Oscillating in and out of place: Experiences of newly homeless older adults in Montreal, Quebec

While aging in place research has burgeoned over the past few decades, scant research has examined experiences of older adults who are becoming homeless for the first time. Drawing on the geographic concept of place, defined as a dynamic, politicized, meaningful location, constructivist grounded theory methodology, observations, document analysis and in depth interviews with 15 newly homeless older adults (NHOAs) and their service providers, this study explored pathways into homelessness, experiences during homelessness, intersections of age and homelessness, and strategies to mitigate against challenges with place and displacement across housed-homeless trajectories.
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