Aging in Place

When Does an Older Adult’s Minor Injury Predict Functional Decline?
, Aging at Home, Health & Wellness

For older adults, the potential for decline in the ability to carry out daily tasks after even minor injuries is a concern. Knowing what might…

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Technology & Social Connections for Rural Older Adults
, Aging at Home

Researchers are exploring the use of laptop and table computers to enhance the social connectedness of older adults in rural South Australia. The researchers are…

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In-Home, Coordinated Care Management for Aging in Place
, Aging at Home, Care Quality

Many older adults prefer to age in place even in the face of frailty or other serious health concerns. A forthcoming article reports on a…

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How Can Villages & Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities Support Aging in Place?
, Aging at Home

A recent article in the Journal of Aging Studies draws from the available research on the two most prominent community-focused models to promote aging in…

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Building Evidence for the “Village” Model of Aging in Place
, Aging at Home, Neighborhood Context & Health

The so-called “Village” model is a promising approach to aging in place. Based on Boston’s Beacon Hill Village, which began in 2001, these co-operative, consumer-driven…

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Neighborhood Walkability, Income, & Physical Activity
, Neighborhood Context & Health

Numerous studies show that physical inactivity causes a variety of health problems, and older adults are particularly at risk. Literature has recently emerged regarding the…

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