The Gerontologist

Homeless for the First Time in Later Life: Uncovering More Than One Pathway

Increasingly, researchers have recognized the heterogeneity with the growing population of older homeless adults in Canada. However, scant research has considered the complex pathways into first-time homelessness from the perspective of older adults themselves.

Toward Understanding Person–Place Transactions in Neighborhoods: A Qualitative-Participatory Geospatial Approach

Emerging research regarding aging in context reveals much about how neighborhoods relate to aging adults’ health, participation, and inclusion. Quantitative studies have identified neighborhood characteristics that relate to wellbeing and inclusion and qualitative studies have explored phenomena such as exclusion in neighborhoods.

Aging in Italy: The Need for New Welfare Strategies in an Old Country

Italy has the largest proportion of elderly citizens (aged ≥65) in Europe of 21.4%. Italy is conducting important studies on aging, both at the national and international level.

Age-Friendly Community Initiatives: Conceptual Issues and Key Questions

US public policy and programs for older adults traditionally have focused on the delivery of benefits to targeted individuals.

Aging in The Netherlands: State of the Art and Science

Abstract The population of the Netherlands is aging, although it is still relatively young in comparison with the population of most other European countries. As Dutch society transitions from a welfare state to a society based more on individual responsibility, the increasingly well-educated and financially well-off elderly people wish to exert more control over their own lives.

A Tale of Two Community Initiatives for Promoting Aging in Place: Similarities and Differences in the National Implementation of NORC Programs and Villages

Villages and Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) Supportive Service Programs (NORC programs) are among the most prominent community-based models for promoting aging in place. To advance systematic understanding of their development, this study examined how these models have been implemented nationally and the models’ similarities and differences.

The 'Village' Model: A Consumer-Driven Approach for Aging in Place

This study examines the characteristics of the “Village” model, an innovative consumer-driven approach that aims to promote aging in place through a combination of member supports, service referrals, and consumer engagement.

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.

Is Aging in Place a Resource for or Risk to Life Satisfaction?

Given age-related health restrictions, the importance of the environment for life satisfaction may increase in later life.
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