Concept of 'Home'
Debates about gentrification continue to occupy a significant part of research investigating social change within urban communities.
The article examines the environmental qualities perceived by ageing populations in suburban low-density and car-oriented neighbourhoods in comparison to more dense and central areas. The study focuses on Nicosia, Cyprus, a city that suffers from extended sprawl and car dependency in almost every urban district.
The concept of home to women ageing should be visited in the light of ongoing cultural, political, temporal and disciplinary evolutions. In part, to complement policies increasing focus on supporting older adults to age in place and a growing attention on the home as a place where healthcare is designed and provided.
What constitutes a ‘good place to grow old’? This US study aimed to characterize salient features of built and social environments that are essential to support low-income ageing residents.
A key concept in the ageing policy agenda is that of ‘ageing in place’. If older people are to do this successfully, age-friendly neighbourhoods are essential to ensure local environments remain inclusive and accessible to people as they move through the life course. Previous literature has indicated that older people are at increased risk of neighbourhood exclusion due to a variety of factors.
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.
People’s relationship toward housing and their living environment changes over the course of their lives, especially in old age, where housing becomes more important.
Although men still outnumber women among the US adult homeless population, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women, including older women, seeking shelter each night. The concept of ‘home’ is widely associated with women and serves as a source of identity and social order. Thus, homeless older women represent an intersection of stigma.
This research explores Chinese older adults’ perceptions of home in varied aging contexts and assesses the process of obtaining a feeling of home after relocation in an old age. Two sets of qualitative data were drawn for the study: one collected in Atlanta, Georgia to understand Chinese older immigrants’ home-making experiences in the U.S.
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