Co-creating Home and Community: Building Partnerships to Support Older Adults to Age-Well-in-Place

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Abstract

The provision of home and community supports can enable people to successfully age-in-place by improving physical and mental health, supporting social participation, and enhancing independence, autonomy, and choice. One challenge to ageing in place concerns the integration of place-based supports available as older people transition into affordable housing. Sustainable solutions need to be developed and implemented with the full involvement of communities, service organisations, and older people themselves. Partnership building is an important component of this process. This chapter details the intricacies of developing partnerships with low-income older people, local service providers, and non-profit housing associations in the context of a Canadian housing development. The findings confirm that the drive towards community partnerships is a necessary process in supporting seniors to live independently and age well within their homes and communities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsychologies of Ageing
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Research and Practice
EditorsElizabeth Peel, Carol Holland, Michael Murray
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter8
Pages189-219
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-97034-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-97033-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Participatory action research
  • Housing
  • Ageing in place
  • Sense of place
  • Community

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    Sixsmith, J., Fang, M. L., & Canham, S. L. (2018). Co-creating Home and Community: Building Partnerships to Support Older Adults to Age-Well-in-Place . In E. Peel, C. Holland, & M. Murray (Eds.), Psychologies of Ageing: Theory, Research and Practice (pp. 189-219). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97034-9_8