The social and built environments at the neighbourhood level have been linked to older adults´ neighbourhood social interaction which, in turn, contributes towards ageing-in-place, wellbeing, and quality of life. Currently, however, there is no clear understanding about the relative strength and nature of these relationships across a diverse range of neighbourhood features.
In the US, older adults are remaining in their homes in increasing numbers and are part of a paradigm shift that is transferring healthcare services from a centralized institutional model to a decentralized home-based model. However, a majority of homes older adults reside in lack basic accessibility features and are in predominantly suburban locations that have limited transportation options.
The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the influence of the physical and social environment of home and neighbourhood on aging in place processes among older adults in NORC and cohousing communities in Canada.
Sustainable development has been widely accepted as a way of understanding the relationship of humanity with nature and between people. Since the community is the basic unit of sustainable living, sustainable practices need to be incorporated into their developments.
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.
The older adult population in the US has been growing since 1950. The quality of life of older citizens may be reduced if adopted Lifelong Communities (LLC) initiative principles are executed poorly or not at all. The purpose of this case study was to describe and explore the experiences of local government officials in Atlanta, Georgia who have adopted LLC initiatives.
While aging in place research has burgeoned over the past few decades, scant research has examined experiences of older adults who are becoming homeless for the first time. Drawing on the geographic concept of place, defined as a dynamic, politicized, meaningful location, constructivist grounded theory methodology, observations, document analysis and in depth interviews with 15 newly homeless old
The Dutch government has implemented ageing in place policies in order to postpone and decrease expensive institutionalised care.
The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions and experiences of aging in place from the perspective of older adults with low incomes, and to understand the process in making the decision to move to age-segregated housing.
The provision of support for ageing in place has become an important imperative in the redefinition of health and social care policy. Governments agree that the ability of older people to continue living in their neighbourhoods has economic and social value. Ageing in place policies thus fuel the need for supportive neighbourhoods that accommodate older people’s needs.
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