Elderburbia: Aging with a Sense of Place in America

Elderburbia: Aging with a Sense of Place in America

Elderburbia: Aging with a Sense of Place in America

Elderburbia: Aging with a Sense of Place in America

Synopsis

An informed and often moving account of the crucial role of place in the lives of elders and what researchers and city planners are doing- and need to do- to make communities more age-friendly.

• 20 individual profiles of community development initiatives and design guidelines for elder-friendly communities, participatory research, and planning methods

• Excerpts from original ethnographic research on the sense of place and meaning of home, sociability design guidelines, and participation methods

• Graphics depicting elder-friendly community indicators and four domains of an elder-friendly community

• An extensive bibliography drawing on sources from anthropology, community planning, gerontology, and the broad literature on sense of place and phenomenology

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