Canadian Association on Gerontology
The limitations of the current housing options for older adults in meaningfully supporting older adults’ preference to age-in-place, have led to the development of multiple innovative housing and service models. However, the potential of these models to support aging in place is not well understood and there is a paucity of empirical research in this area.
On the political and policy front, interest has increased in making communities more “age-friendly”, an ongoing trend since the World Health Organization launched its global Age-Friendly Cities project. We conceptualize age-friendly communities by building on the WHO framework and applying an ecological perspective.