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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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What is community?

Simon Evans.

in Community and ageing

September 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 6564 words.

This chapter examines the concept of community and how it has influenced social policy in the UK. It argues that physical place or neighbourhood remains a key element of many communities...

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Community and ageing

Simon Evans.

in Community and ageing

September 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 4506 words.

This chapter focuses on how ideas and experiences of community change as people grow older. Recent cohorts of retirees are less likely to have experienced more traditional communities and...

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Nostalgia, belonging and community

Anya Ahmed.

in Retiring to Spain

July 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 1905 words.

In the concluding chapter a final analysis of the relationship between nostalgia, belonging and community in retirement migration as illuminated through an interpretive narrative approach...

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Locating ‘home’ and community

Anya Ahmed.

in Retiring to Spain

July 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 5203 words.

This chapter argues that like community, ‘home’ embodies notions of belonging encompassing places and people and can have multiple, simultaneous meanings. For example, it is possible to be...

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Community and ageing

Simon Evans.

September 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 168 pages.

Specialist forms of housing with care are becoming increasingly popular in the United Kingdom, largely as a result of the ageing of the population and the relative wealth of the latest...

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Participation in rural contexts: community matters

Julia Rozanova, Donna Dosman and Jenny de Jong Gierveld.

in Rural ageing

May 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 5157 words.

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which the characteristics of rural communities may or may not foster the social participation of older rural residents. It focuses on two kinds of...

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Combating social exclusion through community arts

Michael Murray and Amanda Crummett.

in The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 6141 words.

This chapter considers the role of participation in community arts as a means of promoting greater social engagement by older people. It considers the contribution of community-based...

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Age-friendly rural communities

Jacquie Eales, Janice Keefe and Norah Keating.

in Rural ageing

May 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 5032 words.

This chapter examines the age-friendly communities that can be found in the rural areas in Canada. The first section is on the ‘resources’ approach and the ‘best fit’ approach that are used...

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Changing communities and older people

Simon Evans.

in Community and ageing

September 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 7487 words.

This chapter explores how communities might continue to change over the next 20 years and the impact these changes might have on the quality of life of older people. It suggests that many...

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Diversity, community and social interaction

Simon Evans.

in Community and ageing

September 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 7830 words.

This chapter explores the extent to which a diverse population is supported in housing with care settings and examines the potential for social exclusion and isolation. Mixed tenure is...

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Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

Edited by Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler and Chris Phillipson.

January 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 276 pages.

The book provides a comprehensive analysis of research and policies examining the development of age-friendly cities and communities. The chapters examine the theoretical assumptions behind...

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Neighbourhood change, social inequalities and age-friendly communities

Fleur Thomése, Tine Buffel and Chris Phillipson.

in Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

January 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 6267 words.

Chapter 3 places the debate about AFCCs within a sociological context and explore the links between ‘community’ on the one side, and the idea of ‘age-friendliness’ on the other. The chapter...

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Towards an ‘active caring community’ in Brussels

An-Sofie Smetcoren, Liesbeth De Donder, Daan Duppen, Nico De Witte, Olivia Vanmechelen and Dominique Verté.

in Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

January 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 7880 words.

Chapter 6 addresses the question of how an age-friendly urban environment can support frail older people to ‘age in place’. To address this issue, the chapter presents findings from a study...

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Older people’s CoHousing Communities

Maria Brenton.

in Inclusive housing in an ageing society

October 2001; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 7422 words.

A CoHousing Community is a way of life which offers people privacy, independence, and their own front door as members of a group who share some common space and choose to be with each...

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The age-friendly community: a test for inclusivity

Sheila Peace, Jeanne Katz, Caroline Holland and Rebecca L. Jones.

in Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

January 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 7265 words.

Chapter 13 tests the inclusivity of age-friendliness for the lives of older people with sight loss living within English urban and rural communities. The chapter presents findings from an...

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Families and caring in South Asian communities

Christina R. Victor, Maria Zubair and Wendy Martin.

in The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 2

July 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 6672 words.

This chapter reports the findings of the NDA project ‘Families and Caring in South Asian Communities’, which focused on understanding the experiences and perceptions of old age and later...

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Interrogating the ‘age-friendly community’ in austerity

Kieran Walsh.

in Ageing through austerity

March 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 6570 words.

As a means of strengthening older people’s environmental relationships the age-friendly concept has been applied to communities, cities and larger regions. In the current economic climate,...

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The development of age-friendly cities and communities

Samuèle Rémillard-Boilard.

in Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

January 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 6784 words.

Chapter 2 provides an overview of the contributing factors which have led to the development of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities (AFCC). It focuses on the influence of the World Health...

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Ageing and social exclusion in rural communities

Thomas Scharf and Bernadette Bartlam.

in Rural ageing

May 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 5652 words.

This chapter discusses the concept of social exclusion as a way to explore the issues around disadvantage faced by older people in rural communities. By focusing on social exclusion, the...

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Housing with care communities in the UK

Simon Evans.

in Community and ageing

September 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing. 12074 words.

This chapter provides an overview of housing with care settings in the UK and examines their increasing popularity in recent years. It discusses an array of reasons for this rapid growth,...

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