Re-creating Neighborhoods for Successful Aging / Edition 1

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Re-creating Neighborhoods for Successful Aging provides a foundation for the reconception of living environments to meet the changing needs of the aging population. Drawing from the fields of gerontoology, health sciences, community planning, landscape architecture, and environmental design, this groundbreaking resource provides an in-depth examination of current elder housing practices and strategies, alongside goals for the future. Housing models, such as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), shared housing, and co-housing, are evaluted, and best practice recomendations are presented. Contributors also address interdisciplinary issues such as elder-friendly design principles, restorative benefits of green communities, and the challenges posed by automobile-dependent suburbs. A unique collaboration of professionals in the sciences and planning and design fields.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932529241
  • Publisher: Health Professions Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 710,092
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Robert N. Butler Butler, Robert N.
Foreword Robert H. McNulty McNulty, Robert H.
Sect. I The World of Senior Living 1 Ch. 1 A History of Long-Term Care in the United States Nancy Carman Carman, Nancy 7 Ch. 2 Public Health and the Built Environment Pauline Abbott Abbott, Pauline 23 Ch. 3 Geographic Information Systems: Health and Aging as a Spatial Construct Kerry R. Brooks Brooks, Kerry R. Bob Scarfo Scarfo, Bob 33 Ch. 4 Nature-Related Contact for Healthy Communities: From Hunter-Gatherer to Horticultural Therapy Angela C. Pappas Pappas, Angela C. 53 Sect. II Supportive Environments in the Community, the Neighborhood, and at Home 85 Ch. 5 The Evolution of Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Not Your Grandmother's Retirement Community Frank R. Mandy Mandy, Frank R. 91 Ch. 6 Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities: Thriving through Creative Retrofitting P. Annie Kirk Kirk, P. Annie 115 Ch. 7 Cohousing and Shared Housing Laura Bauer Granberry Granberry, Laura Bauer 145 Ch. 8 Outdoor Environments Supportive of Independence and Aging Well Jack Carman Carman, Jack Edward Fox Fox, Edward 163 Ch. 9 Technology and Aging: Adapting Homes and Shopping Environments with Assistive Technologies Emi Kiyota Kiyota, Emi 211 Sect. III Preparing for the Near and Distant Futures 223 Ch. 10 Collaboration as the Key to the Successful Future of Aging Bob Scarfo Scarfo, Bob 223 Index 253
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