Title

Health and Aging-in-Place: Implications for Community Practice

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Keywords

Aging-in-place, retirement communities, gerontology, community practice, health interventions

Abstract

There is increasing interest in helping elders to remain independent in their homes. As the nation experiences the unprecedented growth among its oldest residents, public and private efforts are emerging to facilitate aging-in-place. However older people, particularly the oldest old, experience a myriad of issues impacting their health and ability to remain at home. This article presents the findings from a needs assessment of a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) (n = 114) that revealed multiple health-related issues among older people residing in high-need neighborhoods. The study utilized a holistic perspective of health to measure physical, mental, and social well-being among the older residents. Implications for community-based health interventions to enhance aging-in-place are discussed.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1080/10705420801978013

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Community Practice, v. 16, issue 1, p. 79-95

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

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