Place-making with older people: building partnerships to achieve meaningful affordable housing

Sixsmith, J. (Invited speaker), Fang, M. L. (Invited speaker), Ryan Woolrych (Invited speaker), Sarah L. Canham (Invited speaker), Lupin Battersby (Invited speaker), Andrew Sixsmith (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description

Ageing-in-place: what is best for older people is to remain in the residential environment (e.g. home and neighborhood).
Providing older adults can retain a sense of independence. Understandings of home are situated in the context of the wider community – availability of informal and formal supports, transportation options, neighbourhood design. The community is a place where older adults can remain active, engaged, socially connected, and independent. Ability to remain in the home depends on economic, social and environmental resources – asset-based approach.
Period10 Feb 2016
Event titleBritish Psychological Society (BPS) Research Seminar Series Beyond Boundaries: Exploring Psychologies of Ageing. Seminar 3: Ageing in Place: Independence and Communities
Event typeSeminar
LocationKeele, United Kingdom