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The Case for Co-operative and Mutual Housing for Older People

This submission to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care’s inquiry into the future of retirement housing is from CDS Co-operatives: the largest developer and supporter of housing co-operatives in England. The inquiry is focusing on the progress made since the publication of the report by the Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation at the end of 2009.

The Meaning of 'Ageing in Place' to Older People

This study illuminates the concept of “aging in place” in terms of functional, symbolic, and emotional attachments and meanings of homes, neighbourhoods, and communities. It investigates how older people understand the meaning of “aging in place,” a term widely used in aging policy and research but underexplored with older people themselves.

The Importance of Social Connectedness in Building Age-Friendly Communities

The purpose of this paper is to further elucidate the importance of social relationships and social connectedness with aging in place and in developing elder-friendly communities. The results of this study reinforce the importance of social connectedness in creating and maintaining elder-friendly communities for older adults, as well as soon-to-be retired individuals, wishing to maintain life con

Loneliness and the exchange of social support among older adults in Spain and the Netherlands

Previous research has shown that exchanges of support within social networks reduce the loneliness of older adults.

Places That Matter: Place Attachment and Wellbeing of Older Antillean Migrants in the Netherlands

It has been argued that attachment to place increases wellbeing in old age. Feeling ‘in place’ can increase an older person’s wellbeing. For older migrants it can be a challenge to live in-between cultures. The objective of the article is to explore how older Antillean migrants derive a sense of wellbeing from attachment to their everyday places.

Assessing the Village Model and the Village To Village Network in Advocating Aging in Place for Older Americans

Aging in place allows seniors to remain in their choice of residence for as long as possible, using local services and conveniences to live safely and independently. The Village Model is a component of this movement, recognized as a community-based and peer-support network, which allows older people to age in their homes and remain active in their community.

A study of homelessness and gambling in the Northern Rivers Region, New South Wales, Australia: The perspectives of people experiencing homelessness and gambling, and the service providers supporting them

While gambling problems and housing problems are both serious concerns, there have been relatively few studies that have explored the relationship between these problems. Yet, this is an important topic to research.

Villages: Helping People Age in Place

The concept began in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood in 2001, when a group of residents founded a nonprofit called Beacon Hill Village to ease access to the services that often force older Americans to give up their homes and move to a retirement community.

Improving housing with care choices for older people: an evaluation of extra care housing

Over the last decade, extra care housing has emerged as a welcome alternative to residential care and the various forms of sheltered housing previously available.