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Communities and Old Age: Opportunities and Challenges for People over 50

Being part of an intentional community in old age is a way to challenge the isolation and social exclusion that many older people experience in our youth-oriented western societies. This article discusses a variety of intentional community models from a female perspective.

Community-based home care for older people Minimum standards of home care for older people in Red Cross Red Crescent volunteer-based programming in the Europe Zone

In June 2011, during the South Eastern Europe Home Care Conference in Montenegro, Red Cross Red Crescent Societies agreed on the recommendation to develop regional minimum standards for volunteer training in home care, also introducing psychosocial support, first aid and disaster management as an integral part of the basic training for volunteers. This document can be seen as a first step in the

Social and Affordable Housing Fund

The Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) is a $1.1 billion New South Wales Government initiative funding the provision of social housing. The Government is investing the money to provide a stable income stream for up to 25 years to boost social and affordable housing, with homes to be built over four years.

Homeless at home? Analysing the housing needs and insecurities of single, older, non-homeowning women

While it remains a relatively invisible issue in Australia, evidence is mounting that single, older women are increasingly at risk of housing insecurity and homelessness. This research looks at women’s housing preferences and aims to understand what makes them vulnerable to housing insecurity.

Housing and Older People: time for fresh thinking and new ideas

In 2001 the UK Government set out its vision in ‘Quality And Choice For Older People’s Housing: A Strategic Framework’. This stated that ‘ ... housing... can be the springboard that enables older people to remain involved and live their lives to the full.’ This paper examines the problems and provides action plans.

Elderly Homeless Men and Women: Aged Care's Forgotten People

Abstract In spite of Australia having an aged-care system that provides a wide range of residential and community-based, aged-care services to elderly men and women, which are appropriately monitored and audited, homeless people have historically found it difficult or impossible to access those services.

Age-Integrated Communities: Aging in Place

Shifting demographics and changing housing and neighborhood preferences are transforming the real estate market in America. Generally, older adults are rejecting sprawl and demanding more compact, mixed-use, interesting, walkable, and vibrant communities. Many older Americans also want smaller, less expensive homes that are accessible to people and neighborhood amenities: they more strongly value

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